A placement (or sandwich year placement) is a period of time in which you get the opportunity to gain first-hand industry experience as part of your degree. This is usually by working for a company, although there are also opportunities to do an Enterprise Placement Year. A placement may be as short as a week or, if it is a sandwich year placement, as long as 48 weeks. Placements may take place at different times during the academic year (including vacations). Sandwich placements fall between the second and final year of your course. Your placement could take place anywhere in the world and, as a university, we have links with some of the leading companies with headquarters in all continents.
The Careers and Employability Service don't advertise placement vacancies, this is done through your School, however we can assist with CV, cover letter and application support as well as interview, assessment centre and psychometric testing preparation. Visit our application and recruitment area to find out more.
*In some instances a placement period may be unpaid
Instead of an internship or placement with an employer, why not think about setting up your own business or working for yourself during your third year?
The Innovative Creative Exchange Plus (ICE+) provides opportunities for you to engage in real-world challenges, posed by external businesses.