journalism-studentStudent work experience is widely regarded as the most successful way to smooth the transition of students into the labour market, enabling graduates to land the right jobs faster.

But although employers increasingly use work experience as a way to screen job applicants, students do not take up or seek work experience opportunities in a way that reflects their role in recruitment.

Student experience

Giving students the best possible start to their professional lives is increasingly important, so we’re pleased to announce a partnership with Skiddle, the leading event guide and ticket agency, to provide students with a chance to gain practical, work-based experience to better prepare them for working life.

The partnership will offer third year students in Journalism the chance to learn on the job, thus providing them with invaluable experience of the world of work.

The initial cohort will consist of five students given insights into things such as developing a unique writing style, hunting down news stories and engaging effectively on social media.  Each student will be required to produce interesting news content with the ultimate aim of securing coverage in the local media.

Their performance at Skiddle will then go towards their final degree qualification, with the best candidates likely to be offered positions at the Skiddle HQ in Preston.

Jimmy Coultas, head of content and communication at Skiddle said, “It’s great for Skiddle to be involved directly with one of the leading universities in the country for journalism, tapping into this huge resource of talent and helping them to achieve their degrees.

“Skiddle have already benefitted from working in partnership with the University of Salford after taking on Becca as an intern last year. We were so impressed with her abilities we immediately offered her full-time employment at Skiddle once her internship had ended.”