Once you've got a foot in the door, find out what sets you apart and stretch your skills to get a permanent role http://www.theguardian.com/careers/careers-blog/how-to-get-hired-after-graduate-training-scheme
Understand your strengths to turn a trainee scheme into a permanent job
Clare Whitmell shares her advice on how best to write your CV and cover letter when applying for opportunities• Interns share tips on making the most of work experience• How to write a CV if you lack direct experience
How to find valuable work experience while you study
Leading employers value work experience among graduates more than the grades or the university they have been to, according to new research. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/leading-employers-prefer-work-experience-over-grades-says-new-research-10286829.html
Leading employers prefer work experience over grades
Placements are the Holy Grail of the student summer, but, hopefully, by following these few pieces of advice and constantly refreshing your Hotmail inbox, you'll soon be in need of some credit on that Oyster Card. Good luck...
Four Tips for Finding That All-Important Summer Placement
As more graduates than ever arrive in the jobs market, some will have unpaid experiences that offer a vital leg-up in their career while others will do paid placements that feel like a waste of time, writes Nick Chowdrey
Internships: inevitable career step or exploitation?