School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Professional Placement Year

Professional Placement Year

Apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional Nutrition and Food Placement Year between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so.

The placement year is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge in a work setting and gain valuable professional experience that will help you stand out from other food graduates in the marketplace, putting you in the perfect position to gain employment in your chosen field after graduation.

There are placement opportunities in the UK and abroad. Our students consistently attain places in the most competitive placement schemes. Past students have secured placements at companies including: Marks and Spencers; Nutricia; Tesco; Co-op; Mondelez; Nestlé; Human Nutrition Research Centre and many more. Our students return from placement as professional adults with an understanding of how nutrition applies to the real world.

Award winning support

Our award-winning Careers Service and experienced placement co-ordinators will provide you with training, such as preparing a CV, applying for jobs and interview practice. During the placement, you collate evidence of your work experience and skills development as a portfolio. This will be submitted for the award of a Licentiateship of the City and Guilds Institute, London (equivalent to NVQ Level 4). This provides a unique opportunity to gain an additional qualification which recognises the development of personal, transferable skills in the workplace.