It’s understandable to be concerned, so don’t be afraid to contact your employer to ask for clarification of the situation. Try to be patient if they don’t respond immediately and even if the response isn’t what you were hoping for, try to keep communication polite and professional. If you’re able to be flexible with the timings of your internship or job start date, and perhaps even the nature of the work, this may increase the chances of your job or internship going ahead.
There are still opportunities for jobs and internships that can be done remotely, and broadening your search into different roles and sectors can help.
Many employers are continuing with planned recruitment, so look for opportunities on the job vacancy portal on MyCareerHub where new opportunities are being added regularly. Also take a look at our 'finding part time, internship and graduate jobs' page on MyCareerHub for more opportunities.
Many companies have moving their face to face recruitment events online so we have compiled a list of forthcoming virtual events on MyCareerHub. This is being added to regularly so do check back.
Check company websites regularly for updates, and use LinkedIn to follow companies that interest you, build your network and find opportunities.
Gain work experience and support your community by volunteering and choose from thousands of expert-led courses on topics you are interested in, on platforms like LinkedIn Learning, Coursera, Edx, Udemy which are just a few examples of platforms available. Many organisations are offering free online training and events for a limited period, so to help you with this we have compiled a list of online courses and learning opportunities that you can access, on MyCareerHub.
If you would like to talk through your options with a careers adviser then book an appointment via MyCareerHub.
If you need some guidance on your BU placement contact your placements team.