Employer Insight Programme

Ulster University works with a range of organisations to provide Employer Insight experiences for students over the Easter and summer break.

Outline of Activity

The Employer Insight provides first & second year students the opportunity to learn about the industry, work shadow staff and hear from recent graduates and placement students. For the experience to be EDGE eligible, the work experience must be in addition to the students degree programme i.e. in noway contribute to another module of your degree. CITI, Allstate, Pinsent, EY and Fintrucurrently offer programmes in April and June each year. A student can also set up an Insight Programme with an employer of their own choice, details should be sent for consideration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Assist students to better understand the world of work
  • Gain learning opportunities for discipline specific skills
  • Discover more about yourself and where your strengths lie
  • Support the review of evidence against key employability skills
  • Support students in career planning.

Assessment Details

Students are required to email Maria Curran at m.curran@ulster.ac.uk with the details of dates, organisation, name of contact and their email so it can be validated.

Level of Commitment

Minimum of 10 hours over several weeks to include:

  • 1 - 5 days


Related Staff

Maria Curran

Employer Engagement Manager
Employability Business Services Unit
+44 28 9536 5122
Connect with Maria: LinkedIn
BD-03-027 - Belfast campus
  • Key responsibilities
    • Maria has responsibility for the School of Computing
    • She leads on employer engagement

Find out more about Maria Curran