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    What is the difference between:

    -An internship
    -A graduate scheme
    -A placement
    -Any other relevant option

    And is it too late to apply?




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    (Original post by Dmon1Unlimited)
    What is the difference between:

    -An internship
    -A graduate scheme
    -A placement
    -Any other relevant option

    And is it too late to apply?




    Is it too late


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    You can pretty easily Google this!
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    (Original post by Dmon1Unlimited)
    What is the difference between:

    -An internship
    -A graduate scheme
    -A placement
    -Any other relevant option

    And is it too late to apply?




    Is it too late


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    Well, it would probably help if you provided us with some information on when you graduate/graduated. In what subject and what grade you expect to get, your interests and so on.

    But anyway,

    -An internship: Can be paid/unpaid and it really depends, where you do it. I had an unpaid internship which wasn't really too structured and it basically consisted of me gaining office experience in a HR function so I could ultimately get a feel for my chosen profession once I landed a paid role. I then worked as a paid intern at a different organisation, where I was involved in a number of projects along with a number of day to day stuff. It was pretty much a normal job because of how much responsibility I had (if my Manager wasn't in, I was pretty much responsible for a system that affected 3000 people).
    -A graduate scheme: Very structured, paid. You are involved in projects, day-to-day stuff and you move from department to department every so often so you gain more experience in different functions of a business.
    -A placement: Usually lasts for a year, often just before your final year of Uni. It is a year where you learn on the job, pick up skills which help you once you graduate and you're involved in projects too. People aren't usually on placement once they're done with education.
    -Any other relevant option

    I hope that at least provides you with some level of clarification.
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    (Original post by randomgeeza)
    Well, it would probably help if you provided us with some information on when you graduate/graduated. In what subject and what grade you expect to get, your interests and so on.

    But anyway,

    -An internship: Can be paid/unpaid and it really depends, where you do it. I had an unpaid internship which wasn't really too structured and it basically consisted of me gaining office experience in a HR function so I could ultimately get a feel for my chosen profession once I landed a paid role. I then worked as a paid intern at a different organisation, where I was involved in a number of projects along with a number of day to day stuff. It was pretty much a normal job because of how much responsibility I had (if my Manager wasn't in, I was pretty much responsible for a system that affected 3000 people).
    -A graduate scheme: Very structured, paid. You are involved in projects, day-to-day stuff and you move from department to department every so often so you gain more experience in different functions of a business.
    -A placement: Usually lasts for a year, often just before your final year of Uni. It is a year where you learn on the job, pick up skills which help you once you graduate and you're involved in projects too. People aren't usually on placement once they're done with education.
    -Any other relevant option

    I hope that at least provides you with some level of clarification.
    Ah thanks. Don't know what difference the information about me would give but sure:

    -In the final year of my MSci Physics degree
    - Near the boundary between a first and a 2:1, so I don't really know what grade I will get
    - I want to develop my programming skills more, and use them in a more -real world- application setting rather than for assignments
    -My physics course gave me Matlab programming skills, I also took modules from the computer science department which gave me some experience with java/c (again first/2:1)
    -I want to be trained to better my skills
    -Unfortunately, because my experience with programming is only with these petty assignments, I don't feel like I can adequately tell you what specific kind of job role I want to go for


    Based on all the info above, I'm assuming a graduate scheme would be most useful to me because I'll have a taste of some of the different roles you can have.
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    Ah thanks. Don't know what difference the information about me would give but sure:

    -In the final year of my MSci Physics degree
    - Near the boundary between a first and a 2:1, so I don't really know what grade I will get
    - I want to develop my programming skills more, and use them in a more -real world- application setting rather than for assignments
    -My physics course gave me Matlab programming skills, I also took modules from the computer science department which gave me some experience with java/c (again first/2:1)
    -I want to be trained to better my skills
    -Unfortunately, because my experience with programming is only with these petty assignments, I don't feel like I can adequately tell you what specific kind of job role I want to go for


    Based on all the info above, I'm assuming a graduate scheme would be most useful to me because I'll have a taste of some of the different roles you can have.
    Tbh, I'd say any of them would be very beneficial to you. I don't think you'd be able to do a placement now since you're in the final year of your course but an internship once you finish is good, get you some practical experience, a cv boost (reference too) and maybe the opportunity to get paid or future employment if you do well enough they'll keep you on. Graduate schemes for Sept are in the selection process for the most part now, but I think some companies run it at different times of the year like AECOM I believe. Don't be one of those students who think official graduate schemes are easy to get in to and that they're a cake walk. It's tough because you are competing with a lot of people, who are bright as well and there aren't that many in relation to the demand.

    I was similar when I initially graduated, I wanted some practical experience. I felt I could do uni assignments all day and do well but I wanted to see how this would translate in to employment. Let me tell, it's very different...you need to think on your toes a lot...for assignments that isn't the case necessarily. If someone comes to you now, and needs an answer as soon as possible you can't say i'll let you know in a week mostly because you're expected to know it now so keep learning, keep doing research and get yourself some practical employment experience. There are sites such as DO-it.org (iirc) that may help you.
 
 
 
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