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Human Resources and Recruitment

How to develop your experience

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!

Summer internships

Many of the organisations recruiting for summer internships offer internships in their HR departments. Here are some examples:  

Professional placements

Organisations offering summer internships are also likely to offer professional placements and graduate programmes in the same sector.

Here is a sample:

Placements and Internships sites


Other ways to get experience