I'd like to find a 6-12 week work placement related to my (soon to be) field of study, biochemistry. If anyone can answer my questions I'd be very grateful.
Where can I find summer placements? I've heard of people applying to over a hundred placements and I have no idea how to find that many!
When do you apply? I know this will depend on the company but is it typically at the start of the year? The end?
Are they competitive? I got AAA in maths, chem and bio at A-level and, as well as my GCSEs, that's all I have so far. I have no work experience but I want to work or volunteer at uni and I'll try my hardest to get high grades when I get to there.
I'm asking because my course doesn't have a guaranteed placement year, so I want to apply for one and a summer placement will help with my CV. Thank you .
Is it really that intense? Would I cope?