Get Ahead of the Rest This Summer!

By Bangor University Modified on May 09, 2018

Bangor University’s tips on making the most of your summer!

Now is the perfect time to start looking for a summer job, you will find a range of jobs giving you the chance to earn money, boost your skills as well as giving your CV a boost! Before you start on the applications make sure your CV is up to scratch and get some help to write the best CV you possibly can.

There are lots of ways to go about finding a summer job, including going online and checking the various job search sites, job sections in the newspaper, your local job centre or if you are interested in retail why not hand your CV over in person.

Work Experience

In today’s competitive job environment, having work experience, and if possible relevant work experience, is going to be crucial for when you apply for graduate jobs. Some courses will also require you to have relevant experience and even employers recruiting for non-graduate jobs will look for evidence of you having experience in a workplace. If you’re not sure what sector you want to work in, rather than applying for a full-time vacancy there are a variety of short-term positions which may benefit you.


Volunteering is an unpaid activity or work at a not-for-profit organisation which makes a difference in the wider community. Although volunteer positions are unpaid they can be very rewarding in terms of career development and allow you to gain the experience necessary to show to university’s and employers that you have the skills necessary to work effectively.


An internship is a method of on-the-job training for professional careers. Internships can be paid or unpaid, depending on the employer but they do offer invaluable experience.

For more tips and information visit our Careers & Employability Service page.

Good Luck!