Find out what your options are for getting work experience while you study.
Work experience during your degree can be:
- a 12 - 15 month industrial placement
- shorter summer internships
- part-time work during term time
Each option gives you a period of practical experience. This will help you during your studies, and your longer term career.
An official industrial placement also lets you recognise and record the development of workplace skills.
To do an official industrial placement as part of your course, you need to be on the correct degree course.
You have to be on a course which includes a placement. For example, G401 BSc Computer Science with Industrial Placement.
We can help you, but we do not guarantee that you will find a placement.
How to find a placement
You are responsible for finding, and applying for, the placement.
You can get help from the School and the Careers Service by:
- browsing placement adverts
- talking to the Placements Co-ordinator
- signing up for alerts from the Careers Service (Vacancies Online)
Once you've secured a placement, you must complete a Placement Approval Form.
For advice about Student Finance for Placements please go to the Student Financial Support Team web pages:
Further information about placements can be found in the Undergraduate Placements Handbook 2016.
How to change programmes
If you are not on a programme that includes a placement, you can complete a DPD approval form to change programme.
You should wait until after you’ve secured a placement to do this. The form is available from Reception and needs to be signed by the Degree Programme Director.
Placements and Jobs Online
We have a jobs blog. This gives you current information about placements, events, graduate recruitment and advice. It also has a searchable archive.
You can get sponsorship for your studies through the Sevcon Scholarships.