School of Applied Sciences - Getting Inside Programme
Monday 8 May – Friday 12 May 2017
a good degree and being technically proficient in your field of study is a
great starting point for getting into your chosen graduate profession. However,
getting the initial break into your preferred field is not always
straightforward. Employers will expect you to demonstrate skills you have
developed and ideally want hear about relevant work experience you have.
‘Getting Inside’ programme has been developed to help you gain a deeper insight
into careers within your field of study, and provides an opportunity to meet, network
and work with industry professionals. If your application is successful you
will shadow professionals over a five-day period: possibly contributing to an
industry-based project. This work experience will be useful for future graduate-job,
or postgraduate study, applications and can be a valuable tool to help develop your
We are offering 3rd & 4th year Life Science, Psychology, Social Science & Criminology students as well as Masters Students within the Life Science programmes the opportunity to apply to our 'Getting Inside' programme.
Applying for a placement
As part of the recruitment process, you should
complete the online application form explaining why you are interested in the ‘Getting
Inside’ programme. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an
assessment centre comprising a group activity, and individual interview. The programme’s
recruitment process provides valuable experience of what to expect when applying
for graduate level jobs, and feedback is provided at each stage.
The Job Shadowing Placements
Opportunities are being offered across public,
private and third sector organisations.
Please note that some placements will require you to travel out with
Edinburgh – Unfortunately we are unable to reimburse travel expenses.
Dates for your diary
Wednesday 1 February – Tuesday 28 February
March Assessment Centres
Tuesday 7 March, Friday 10 March, Wednesday 15 March & Monday 20
Work based placement
Monday 8 May – Friday 12 May
Successful candidates will also be required to attend a one-hour briefing session before their placement and a debriefing on placement completion.
Applications now closed
This highly anticipated scheme has limited availability, so make your application count!