Employment opportunities

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Job vacancies for Middlesex students

Our excellent links with employers are an essential tool in helping you to achieve your employment goals. Through our impressive network of relationships that we have developed with large corporate organisations, small to medium sized enterprises and public sector bodies, we source numerous opportunities for students including placements, internships volunteering opportunities and graduate jobs that will help you to build your skills and experience and realise your ambitions.

Simply log on to www.mdxjobs.com to see the latest vacancies available for you. 

To get help with any job application simply telephone MDX Employability Support on 01707 398293 or email employability@mdx.ac.uk.

Getting vital work experience

Our dedicated Employability Advisers are responsible for delivering our newly launched service through which we will help you to source, access and secure a placement, internship or volunteering opportunity with an employer.  Work placements are a standard part of many courses and provide the opportunity not only to develop your employability skills but to undertake work directly related to your programme of study. There are a number of work placement options available including:

  • A four year sandwich degree, which includes a credit bearing placement of up to twelve months. Students joining Middlesex from October 2012 onwards will not pay tuition fees during the course of a year long work placement
  • An internship is a term used to describe a placement of less than one year and you can access specialist modules on your course to undertake a credit bearing internship
  • A number of our postgraduate courses include an accredited and/or compulsory work placement element

Book an appointment with the Employability Adviser for your School, or contact them directly:

  • Business School & School of Law and BSc Psychology – Elaine Elson – e.elson@mdx.ac.uk – 020 8411 5341

To book an appointment Book Here  

  • School of Art & Design & School of Media & Performing Arts – Amanda Adnyana-Roberts – amanda8@mdx.ac.uk

020 8411 6187

To book an appointment Book Here

  • School of Science & Technology and School of Health & Education – Darren Kelly  - d.x.kelly@mdx.ac.uk - 

020 8411 3408 

To book an appointment Book Here

Did you know that:

  • Students who complete an internship or other vacation work with an employer during their studies are three times more likely to recieve a definite job offer before leaving university - Highflyers Research Limited - 2013 - The Graduate Careers Survey

  • The average salary of graduates who have completed sandwich placements is 8% higher than those that did not, six months after graduation - Department for Business, Innovation & Skills - June 2012 - following up the Wilson Review of Business-University Collaboration

Erasmus grant for work placement

If you are going on a work placement (as part of your degree) to one of these countries, you may be eligible for an Erasmus grant:

European Union members; Turkey; EEA countries (Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein). More information on Erasmus grant for work placement is available at http://unihub.mdx.ac.uk/Employability/studentexchange/erasmusworkplacement/index.aspx


Work placements abroad

If you are going on a work placement (as part of your degree) to one of these countries, you may be eligible for an Erasmus grant:

European Union members; Turkey; EEA countries (Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein). Find out full details about the Erasmus grant
  

Employment with Middlesex

We offer numerous opportunities for you to work for Middlesex while you study; this will not only give you valuable experience but also a worthwhile income to help you meet the costs of study. We have a range of employment options which you can take advantage of including: 

  • opportunities to become a Student Learning Assistant

  • opportunities to become a Student Helper

  • participation in our Student Ambassador Scheme

  • full-time employment at graduation as a Graduate Academic Assistant.

 

Case Studies
Melissa Bent

“I chose Middlesex because I was impressed by how many work experience, volunteering and employment opportunities it offers. I have volunteered in the Student Associates
Scheme working as a teaching assistant in a school, followed by working as a student ambassador for Middlesex, promoting higher education to young people. I have also completed a one year work placement at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

The Placements Team at Middlesex helped me find, apply and interview well for placements I was interested in, which meant I was able to get my first choice. I loved my placement and it reconfirmed that a career in Educational Psychology was exactly what I wanted to do. I worked as a teaching assistant with hospitalised children who were unable to attend their regular school.

All the lessons were specifically constructed to lift their spirits and help them to learn. It was such an incredible and invaluable experience that developed skills that will last a lifetime. Studying at Middlesex was definitely the right decision for me. I’ve had an amazing time, gained independence and built confidence.”

Melissa Bent, UK
BSc Psychology

Olumuyiwa_Moses

Olumuyiwa won a place on the prestigious United Nations internship scheme. He spent several weeks at the UN headquarters in NewYork gaining invaluable experience.
“Our tutors encouraged us to apply for internships to gain practical and valuable first hand experience. I was privileged to meet with world leaders from Presidents to Prime Ministers. The internship also provided a forum of networking opportunities with other individuals and interns from diverse backgrounds, who can be of assistance to one another in the future once contacts are made and maintained.”

OlumuyiwaAseda, Nigeria
MA International Relations