Carnival UK – IT Administrator Placement

Carnival UK
Southampton, Hampshire
Unpaid opportunity
03 Jul 2018
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Unpaid, Work Placement, 0-3 months
Full Time

Carnival UK are offering an opportunity within the Learning technology development team for a great experience in a professional environment.

This opportunity could be used as placement experience.

Carnival UK have a focus on enhancing student employability in industry and are committed to getting students and graduates into great careers.

We are looking for a student to work with us between Monday-Friday, on a short term basis (up to 35 hours per week). The starting date of this placement will be Monday 23 July, and the length will be two weeks.

If you are the type of person that is open to embedding the theoretical knowledge learnt in a corporate environment, this is an excellent opportunity. The role will be varied, challenging and a great experience for your CV. We are particularly keen for second-year students who would like to gain practical experience prior to transitioning to the 3rd year of study.

Hours will be flexible around your timetabled classes or additional commitments, and full training will be provided. 

You will be working directly with the Learning and Development Department inputting data to a new LMS (Learning Management System), This work will have a direct impact on enhancing the continual professional development opportunities of all staff with Carnival UK .

Here are the sorts of tasks we will get you involved with:

  • Inputting data within a LMS
  • Trailing new learning platforms
  • Providing feedback on learning courses

Who we are looking for:

Someone who is enthusiastic, willing to learn, and able to think for themselves as well as be guided by the team. You will be motivated and looking to gain as much experience as you can from this opportunity. You need to be reliable, organised, able to listen and take on board the tasks.

Person specification

Skills you may have or be looking to improve:

  • IT Skills – internet, Excel and Word.
  • Good team player and willing to ‘have a go’.
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently.
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy.

Core skills you will gain after completing this job:

  • Business awareness and acumen.
  • Experience of analysing data.
  • Experience of working independently and in a team.
  • Awareness of employment issues and market trends.
  • Administration skills.
  • Experience of working in a professional environment.
  • Experience of using a LMS systems.


You will receive an induction which will cover the aims and objectives of the role. You will also be trained to navigate our LMS and input data to build courses of the future.

Tip: Solent Futures, Solent University’s employability and enterprise service advises that you ensure your CV is the best it can be before you submit it. Look at our online guide or email for feedback. You might want to visit us in RM 001 11am – 4pm to get your CV checked and if you are invited for interview to arrange for a mock interview.

Please note this opportunity is unpaid, and it is for students who undertake compulsory placements as part of their course. Solent University does not endorse unpaid opportunities outside of the curriculum. However, should you decide to take on this position you need to consider your financial situation and consider how you would support yourself for the duration of the experience. If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact

Solent University has a limited funding scheme to support students on unpaid work experience or placement opportunities:

If you are intending on applying for this funding you must do so by 20th July 2018.


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