Placements

Placements

In this section you will find contact details for each of the placement unit's within each school, how we can support your placement search, what placements are and information about the Enterprise Placement Year.

What are placements / sandwich year placements?

Discover what types of placements are available to you, and more information about sandwich placements.

Who do I contact for placements in my academic school?

The placement unit wihin your academic school will support you in terms of advertising placement opportunities as well as providing some support in the application process. For details on your placement unit, see below.

Why should I do a placement?

To discover some more reasons why a placement will massivley benefit your career, click below!

Enterprise Placement Year

Instead of an internship or placement with an employer, why not think about setting up your own business or working for yourself?

Enterprise Placement Year is an alternative placement where you can spend the year exploring, researching and starting in business or self-employment. You don’t need an earth-shattering new idea – it isn’t Dragons’ Den – just enthusiasm and ambition!

Enterprise Placement Year (EPY) runs from September until June. You will be based in The Enterprise Hub and will have the support of The Enterprise Team throughout the year. The Team will work with you to help you develop your ideas and make a success of your business. During EPY you can apply for a Proof of Concept grant of up to £500 to help prove that your business idea is a winner, as well as benefiting from the hot desk office facilities in The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Centre. You will be required to attend our weekly enterprise skills and networking sessions. 

The Enterprise team will work with you to help you make a success of your business.  Following your placement year, you can continue to access their support and services through DOYYEC Membership

Having access to the staff and facilities within The Enterprise Team has increased my motivation and confidence to succeed in such a competitive industry. The Team’s business expertise has really helped me get a head start on setting up and running a business.

Gary Lloyd, Computer Games Design BA(Hons) 2015, Founder, Sigtrap Games

What support do we offer for placements?

Click below to see the support that we, the Careers and Employability Service, provide to you for your placement search!