Work shadowing

Work shadowing

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Work shadowing opportunities exclusive for University of Aberdeen students

The University provides a range of work shadowing opportunities for students throughout the year. Shadowing opportunities are generally for one day during a specified week in agreement with the business/organisation. Shadowing opportunities may be available during the semester or during vacations. Shadowing opportunities will normally be in-person but may be offered online.

Current opportunities

Public Sector - for students of any discipline with a genuine interest in finding out more about the specific roles/departments on offer 

  • Aberdeenshire Council
    • Internal Audit
    • Housing/Tenancy Services & Participation
    • Social Work  
    • Planning Service  
    • Transportation  
    • Children's Services Social Work  
    • Waste Management  Disposal  
    • Social Care  
    • Human Resources  
    • IT Customer Support  
    • IT Application Development  
    • IT Service Delivery  
    • IT Data & Server  
  • NHS Grampian
    • Communication
    • Knowledge Management & Information, Library Services 

Current timeline:

  • 16 February: Applications open
  • 3 March: Applications close
  • 14 March: Induction session for successful candidates
  • w/c 18 March: Work shadowing

How to apply

For more information about the opportunities available – and to apply – visit CareerConnect. If you cannot see the opportunities on CareerConnect but you are eligible (as per above), please email

We are running some application support events. Visit CareerConnect for details. You can also book an appointment to receive feedback on your CV/application or use our Virtual Adviser. Visit for more information.

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