Careers Service

Careers Service Placement Year

Once you’ve checked who manages your placement year, follow the steps below to get started with a Careers Service placement year. If it's not managed by the Careers Service, see School managed placement year instead.

1. Register your interest

Let us know you're interested in finding out more about placements. Click on the button below to register your interest. We will contact you throughout your placement search with information, events and opportunities.

2. Start looking for placements

Start researching and applying for placements using MyCareer and finding placements.

You can attend events, and use our drop in service for more help. We also offer employer events for you to speak to recruiters face-to-face.

You can choose to do one placement lasting 9-12 months, or you can do two placements which last at least 4.5 months each. If you are considering a specific part-time placement, please contact with more information.

3. Inform us if you receive an offer

The deadline to have arranged a placement for 2022-23 has now passed. If you have secured a placement and haven’t informed the Placements team yet, please contact as soon as possible.

If you have already secured a placement for 2023-24, please contact the Placements team at

4. Receive ongoing support

While on placement, you'll be allocated a Placements Adviser who can discuss any personal or workplace issues you are facing. You'll also receive information about the Careers Service Placement Year Module, and have contact with a module tutor.

If you have any questions about the Careers Service Placement Year, visit the Careers Service, or email us.