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Internships, placements and work experience

Internships, placements and work experience opportunities have obvious advantages to participating students, but they can also be greatly beneficial to your business:

  • Allowing you to access a talented workforce on a short term basis, enabling you to pursue projects that you may not otherwise have the time or resources for.
  • Gaining a fresh perspective and ideas for your organisation.
  • Bringing the latest academic knowledge into your department/organisation.
  • Plugging a skills shortage – gain specific skills from the student or graduate that are required on a temporary basis.
  • Assisting with your future recruitment processes, as interns and temps often end up in full time employment with an organisation they worked with as a student.
  • Building long lasting links with the Queen Mary community.

Queen Mary University of London has a number of ways to help you fill a vacancy of this type:


QConsult Commercial

QConsult Commercial builds on Queen Mary University of London’s award-winning employability programme. It places a diverse range of exceptional QMUL students into mini consultancy projects in local businesses. Local organisations are able to solve a business challenge while providing a meaningful opportunity where students can use their skills, fulfil their potential and develop their social capital.  

For more details click here or email the Programme Coordinator, Ingrid Duffin at i.duffin@qmul.ac.uk.


QConsult, School of Business & Management

QConsult works with organisations to find discrete consultancy projects that our Business Management undergraduate and postgraduate students can undertake. Working in small teams, the QConsultants work on a brief provided by the client organisation in and normally focus on research or process orientated tasks. Meeting with the client the QConsult team then makes recommendations to the business which can then be taken forward internally, or via our QIntern or QTemps services.

This can provide a cost effective solution to solving a business problem that ordinarily your staff would not be able to undertake. Please email Sonia Singh at sonia.singh@qmul.ac.uk for more information.


QInterns

QInterns is our service placing students and recent QM Graduates in short paid internships in both small to medium enterprises, and large organisations. Our dedicated team of Internship Coordinators can assist you with writing a job specification and advert, market the role to our students and graduates, sift applications and advise you on the interview and selection process.

This service is offered free of charge. Please visit this page for more information or fill out our expression of interest form here

Email internships@qmul.ac.uk.


QProjects

QProjects is our Guardian University Award 2014 winning programme providing meaningful opportunities for Queen Mary University of London students to develop their work based skills while supporting charities located in London. Working with the charity we define a particular project that would benefit both our student and the host organisation.

Charities are given resource from our team to devise a project specification, and we can assist with the recruitment and selection of students from application through to interview. Students are paid a travel bursary by Queen Mary University of London to support their project with the charity.

QProjects students also receive thorough feedback and support around the application and interview process as well as a one-on-one careers session at the end of their placement to help them update their CV with their new experience.

To find out more about QProjects and how it can support your organisation please visit this page or contact Laura Beswick, Work Experience Programme Coordinator - QProjects, via l.beswick@qmul.ac.uk or on 020 7882 3689.


QTemps

QTemps is our professional recruitment agency offering a specialised and tailored service to both students and employers. It places students in both temporary and permanent positions working with organisations looking to hire from Queen Mary University of London. Its aim is to provide a personal and high quality employment solution for students and employers.

QTemps offer employers:

  • A dedicated database for students to register and apply for jobs
  • Access to over hundreds of students and graduates
  • Free vacancy advertising
  • Ability to target specific skills for your positions
  • Shortlisting of candidates
  • Interviewing of candidates
  • Verifying applicants' right to work
  • Payroll
  • AWR
  • Efficient recruitment at a low cost

Our Temp Agency has access to thousands of current students and recent graduates ready for work in a wide range of industries and occupations: from admin and catering assistants to scientific research and web development.

For further details, please contact Rachael Blundell, QTemps Senior Recruitment Officer, on 0207 882 6151 or via email r.blundell@qmul.ac.uk


Year Long Placements

Queen Mary University of London currently has dedicated Placement Courses within the School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science and the School of Engineering & Materials Science.

These long term (usually 10 Month) accredited positions are a great way to support students, and have a positive impact on your business as well as building strong research links with the institution.

To find out more about taking a student on a placement year please contact Emma Taylor, Employer Engagement and Business Development Manager on 020 7882 8543 or email on emma.taylor@qmul.ac.uk


Policies & Code of Conduct

Queen Mary University of London Careers & Enterprise are happy to advertise all genuine job or work experience opportunities that are fully compliant with UK employment legislation, including the National Minimum Wage Act, and are in line with National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage

We require all employers advertising job or work experience opportunities to pay the National Minimum Wage unless covered by one of the exemptions allowed by the Act

See our Statement on the National Minimum Wage and our code of practice for further information.

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