Placement searching, own placements, guides, resources and support
A placement year enables students to gain graduate-level work experience with one or more organisations, over a twelve month period, as part of their degree. If you choose to enrol on a 4 Year sandwich degree course, you will spend Year 3 on an industrial work placement. Our dedicated Business Placements team can help support you.
As a sandwich student, you have access to a range of placement related and careers & employability resources, that will assist you in searching for, applying for and securing a placement.
It is your responsibility to be pro-active and apply for placement opportunities, as the placement jobs market is very competitive. Some larger organisations may stipulate that you need to have high academic standards in year 1, in order to apply for their placement opportunities (2:1 or above in year 1). So it is important that you perform to the best of your ability throughout your university studies. We recommend that you start researching companies and opportunities during your first year and apply for positions from the start of your second year.
How can we help:
Situated on the ground floor in the Business School, we're at the heart of the Employability Hub. If you have any queries or you would like to book an appointment, please do so at the Placements desk within the Employability Hub on the ground floor of the Business School.
From tailoring your CV for a specific placement, to completing application forms and practice prior to your interview, we can help. Pop along to the placement desk for 1-2-1 support.
Not on the sandwich route of your course? Contact us to request a transfer.