The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol is launching two new schemes during the 2012-2013 academic year for new first year students.
Internships – the Faculty is looking for companies who will offer first year undergraduates a summer placement (July-September 2013).
Mentoring – the Faculty is looking for companies to provide mentors for small groups of first year engineering and computer science students. This will include an initial meeting with the students and then two follow-up meetings (including one at the company premises or on an engineering site) with the students.
Aims of the schemes
To offer new students the opportunity to gain relevant work experience, enhance their employability and to receive support from somebody working in a relevant industry sector.
To help engineering (and related) companies engage with relevant students early in their academic careers – thus promoting these sectors as a great career option for graduates of the Faculty.
To help the Faculty and industry develop more productive working relationships.
Industrial collaboration helps the Faculty to ensure that its research stays at the cutting edge of technology, and that its teaching develops students with the right skills and experience to succeed as they become the workforce of the future.
Industry benefits from close working relationships with the best universities – not only through access to high-calibre graduating students, but through collaborative research opportunities and the opportunity to work with specialist research groups in relevant areas.
To find out more about these schemes, and how to get involved, see the following pages or get in touch: