11 jobs you can apply for while you're still a student

Lara Billington
Content Marketing Executive

It's never too soon to start looking for a job.

Whether you're looking for a job or placement while you're still at uni or you want to get ahead of the graduate jobs game, below you’ll find top employers who are hiring right now.


1. EY - Tax Industrial Placement 

  • Where: Leeds or London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • When to apply: ASAP


EY are one of the world's leading Professional Services firms and they're offering placement year students the opportunity to kick start their career in Tax, and learn from global experts. You'll work on real client projects alongside senior colleagues, build your knowledge of tax and receive constant support from a career coach. If you're looking for a job at one of the Big Four come graduation, this is the best way to get your foot in the door. 



Gain some valuable experience in the Media and Marketing fields by joining us at GradTouch as a Student Brand Ambassador. You'll work to raise awareness of the GradTouch brand across your university campus through events, collaborations with societies and on social media. Add this to your CV and it'll stand you in good stead when applying for jobs in these industries. 



Help tackle anti-social behaviour and theft at a range of events as a Security Officer at Broadstone. If you have an SIA licence and want to earn some money during your degree, Broadstone let you pick shifts that fit around your university lifestyle. Plus, you'll be paid instantly through their app so you never have to wait around for a pay cheque.



If your degree involves a year in industry, Deloitte are offering you the chance to gain experience in a range of sectors and industries on their Real Estate Placement. From regenerating the Olympic Park to planning a new town or transport system, Deloitte's Real Estate offering is truly unique, so if you're keen to launch a career in the area, this opportunity isn't to be missed. 



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Why not spend your industrial placement in Geneva, working at a world-famous organisation that's at the centre of scientific excellence? If you're seeking experience in Material and Surface Science or Chemical Engineering, this role at CERN offers you the chance to work with cutting edge technology, broaden your knowledge of the industry and experience living in another country. 



Start preparing for summer now and join Invasion Camp Group as a member of the AmeriCamp family. Not only will you get to explore your new surroundings, you'll gain a whole host of transferable skills along the way which will look great on your CV. If you're passionate about sports or activities and want to share this passion with others, hit the link below and apply.



This placement will give you valuable insight into what a career at Deloitte could mean for you. Joining the Strategy & Operations team you'll help Deloitte's clients make the most important decisions affecting their business to ensure they keep ahead of competitors. Impress your colleagues and there might be a permanent role up for grabs once you graduate. 



Gain work experience at a global brand and boost your social life at uni as a Student Marketer for Red Bull. You'll promote the brand all around your campus, organise and attend Red Bull events and build relationships with students, local people and the team at Red Bull. This is a great way to put yourself out there at uni, network and make friends. 



This industrial placement is ideal for students who are keen to complete a year in industry during their studies. You'll work on diverse projects with the latest technologies, gaining experience that will help you to stand out from the crowd when you graduate. You don't need to be an expert to apply - Alelion will give you all the training and support you need.





10. EY - Assurance Summer Internship 


Join EY for the summer and you'll become a member of an organisation that's shaping the future of business. You'll join the Assurance team to analyse the data behind EY's clients' businesses, build skills and ideas to lead teams in the future and receive training from EY's in-house experts. Plus, you'll take home a salary for your work too.



Immerse yourself in the international world of law during Herbert Smith Freewill's Winter Vacation Scheme. Starting in September you'll deliver real work for clients, attend workshops and presentations and spend time in the company's network of international offices. If you're a natural leader and on track for a 2:1, apply now.