HR and recruitment is a competitive sector and being able to demonstrate that you have relevant work experience will be a great advantage. You can begin building your skills and experience at university by volunteering, doing an internship, having a part-time job or by doing a professional placement.
Internship and placement opportunities are common in this sector and many employers use them to recruit for their graduate programmes. Impress on a summer internship or a placement and you could be back with the company as a graduate!
Many of the organisations recruiting for summer internships offer internships in their HR departments. Here are some examples:
Organisations offering summer internships are also likely to offer professional placements and graduate programmes in the same sector.
Here is a sample: