Aberdeen Internship – Making Careers Advice Fun for Pupils – Aberdeen

Aberdeen Internship – Making Careers Advice Fun for Pupils

University of Aberdeen



Aberdeen Internship – Making Careers Advice Fun for Pupils

The Aberdeen Internship Programme has operated successfully since 2011. The initiative offers students the opportunity to contribute to defined projects or activities within the University during the summer vacation, within a supervised and supportive environment which helps develop transferrable skills for future work or study.

Aberdeen Internships will offer students who expect to graduate in 2024 or 2025 the opportunity to contribute to defined projects or activities within the University allowing them to enhance their employability skills.

Projects will comprise of 36.5 hours per week for a 10-week period, starting on June 5th, 2023, and concluding on August 11th, 2023. (Flexibility regarding start date will be considered on case-by-case basis).


External Relations

Staff Category


Position Type

Full Time

Duration of Post

Fixed Term (9 months or less)


Grade 2

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Closing Date


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The University’s 2040 Strategy highlights Inclusion, especially Commitment Two which seeks to encourage widening access to study. The Access and Articulation Team are tasked with supporting this commitment, working with pupils in the Senior Phase (S4-6) within Scotland’s schools.

Increasingly schools are using events traditionally targeted at the Senior Phase to introduce younger pupils to the concept of a University education. The needs of pupils in the Broad General Education (BGE) phase (S1-3) are often very different and the mode of delivery used for more focused Senior Phase pupils is not appropriate. The pupils do not wish to stand out from their peer groups so if we wish to engage them we need to develop activities which attract their attention, are fun whilst also delivering meaningful careers advice.

Post Covid, the team are finding increasing numbers of Senior Phase pupils who still have no future plan, the team can discuss basic options but would benefit from more targeted careers-based resources.

The University’s Careers and Employability Team are qualified to inform the development of appropriate materials and activities and to deliver staff training in the use of a variety of tools to support pupils attending careers events. This provides a resource efficient approach to ensuring our teams are equipped with appropriate resources to meet both the emerging needs of pupils in the BGE phase and those SP pupils still struggling to make decisions on their future pathway.

This role would see an intern engaging with both teams to create resources for school pupils to help inform their future university journeys. The project would very much be a pilot focussing initially on Widening Access pupils but with a view that, if successful, resources could be shared with the other recruitment teams within the University.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 2, £21,134 per annum.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact: Sally Middleton, Access and Articulation Manager, [email protected]. Please do not send application forms or CVs to Sally Middleton.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae (no more than two sides of A4) and covering letter (no more than one side of A4), outlining your reasons for making an application. We would strongly recommend that you make use of the University’s Careers and Employability Service to support you in your application.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs


Job Reference Number: INT2311S


The closing date for receipt of applications is 27 March 2023.


The Directorate of External Relations embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.


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