School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Professional Placement Year Profiles

Read some of the fantastic experiences that our students have had during their placement year.  

  • Holly Fry

    When I started my second year of study, I had absolutely no plan to do a year long placement in industry. This was mostly because I didn’t know enough about the program and assumed that the only placements available for my science degree would be centred around labs. Read Holly's full profile.

  • Laura Shafi

    My experience of a non-lab placement year in science communication and public engagement with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
    I decided to look for a placement outside of the lab as I wanted to get experience in a job that was creative and involved interacting with a range of people.  Read Laura's full profile

  • Will Atkin

    During my degree, I completed an industrial placement at Allergan Biologics Liverpool. I found the job through the university careers service website and had help from the careers service to improve my CV. The application required a CV and covering letter with a few additional questions. Read Will's full profile.

  • Luca Citrone

    Prior to my final year of study, I undertook a year-long industrial placement within the Novel Human Genetics department of GlaxoSmithkline, based at their Stevenage site. Read Luca's full profile

  • Alice Taylor Peat

    Completing a professional placement was never something I set out to do when starting University. However, after choosing to specialise in Pharmacology and the realisation of not knowing the job opportunities I could embark on with this degree, I decide to apply for many different industrial placements in different areas of Pharma Companies.  Read Alice's full profile

  • Elise Ling

    I took part in an industrial placement at Eli Lilly and Company. My role was a fermentation development scientist, where I had to develop a small scale fermentation model. Read Elise's full profile

  • Jamie Luscombe

    When I arrived at university I knew a career in research appealed to me.  However I wanted to gain some first-hand experience before committing to a PhD. I was accepted for a lab-based industrial placement with AstraZeneca in Sweden, where I was responsible for two technology development projects.  Read Jamie's full profile