Would you benefit from a Work Experience Fund (WEF)?

Are you looking for work experience, but finding it financially difficult to take up the opportunity you really want? Then you may be eligible to benefit from the Work Experience Fund!

The Career Development Service has a limited fund of up to £150 per student which is open to undergraduate students who meet the criteria shown within the WEF Terms and Conditions. We want to help you with the costs of undertaking career related work experience. This might be an unpaid, or low paid role, where there are additional travel costs associated with taking up the opportunity other than the usual cost of travel to University.

These funds can only be used to cover related travel costs incurred as a result of undertaking your work experience.


How to apply?

1. Before completing the application form ensure that you have downloaded, read and understood the Work Experience Fund – Terms and Conditions. You should also read through the frequently asked questions.

2. You must then submit a completed Work Experience Fund – Application Form and provide proof of the work experience opportunity that you will be undertaking. Include as much detail as possible in your application. All applications will be considered on an individual basis based on the information you provide in the application form.

3. All completed applications should be sent to careers@canterbury.ac.uk with the following in the subject line ‘Work Experience Fund application’. We will then acknowledge receipt within three working days and aim to get back to you with a decision within seven working days.

Note: The Work Experience Fund cannot be used retrospectively so if you have already started your work experience you will not be eligible


For more information and to apply, visit our Work Experience page at www.canterbury.ac.uk/students/careers-and-jobs/work-experience.aspx