Calling MSc students: Want to join WPG’s paid Work Experience Programme?

Work experience programme

We bring some good news! This summer, we’re once again opening up our paid work experience programme for MSc students.


About Us

Work Psychology Group (WPG) is renowned for pioneering evidence-based consulting. We have an extensive amount of experience and expertise working in partnership with clients in high stakes settings, to develop, implement and evaluate bespoke selection and assessment methods.

Based in the UK, with a presence in South East Asia and Australia, we deliver results to a range of private and public sector clients internationally. WPG are committed to supporting the development of early career occupational psychology students, to develop valuable knowledge and practical experience required within the profession.

Founded by Professor Fiona Patterson and Dr Máire Kerrin, the team has strong consulting and research credibility, as we translate the latest research into practical and sustainable business solutions. We work with our clients in partnership to address their business needs and challenge them to think differently. We design bespoke solutions to optimise effectiveness and efficiency, transferring knowledge so that the solution is sustainable and is owned by our clients. We deliver tangible and valuable business benefits, with integrity.

Our core areas of expertise include:

  1. Selection and Assessment
  2. Organisational Change
  3. Talent Identification and Development
  4. Innovation
  5. Psychometrics and Evaluation


Details of the Role

At Work Psychology Group, we have set-up this Work Experience as an outreach programme, to provide an opportunity to gain a realistic job preview of what to expect from working as an Occupational Psychologist in an external consultancy practice.

The programme is targeted at providing this opportunity for any MSc students that have not had any exposure to this type of environment before.

This is an excellent opportunity for an MSc student to:

  1. Gain paid work experience within occupational psychology projects and research areas
  2. Develop knowledge of a Consultant Psychologist role within a small consultancy
  3. Work and learn from other consultants and gain valuable experience to help with future careers

Specifically, we are offering a work experience programme where you would work one day per week, for four weeks. This is exclusively for MSc students, in Summer July – August 2022, whereby you will have the opportunity to work with the team at WPG, receive training on some of our core areas of expertise, and contribute to our consultancy work.

The role will be home-based, although throughout the programme, you will have opportunity to work alongside members of our research and consulting team, in addition to other MSc students completing the programme at the same time as yourself.



For taking part in the work experience, we will be offering a bursary payment of £300. Following the four week programme, there may be future paid associate opportunities, dependent on our portfolio of work at the time.


To be considered for this Work Experience Programme you must

  1. Be enrolled on a Work Psychology related MSc (e.g. Occupational Psychology, Business Psychology, Organisational Psychology). To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  2. Have had no work experience or exposure to working in an external consultancy practice with occupational psychologists or a similar environment.


If both of the above apply to you, please do get in touch.


How to Apply and Key Dates

If you are interested in applying, please complete this application form, complete this application form, outlining why you would like the opportunity to gain experience with us at Work Psychology Group and send the completed form to, by 12pm Monday May 30th.

If you have any questions about the programme, or if you are interested in gaining work experience but aren’t sure you have the availability for the four week programme, then please get in touch with us.