"To be successful, tomorrow's leaders will need to be far more rounded individuals than ever before. They will collaborate in pursuit of shared goals. They will guide, challenge and support...They will have an appetite for change and a hunger for continuous improvement, and they will have an ethos of learning and development..."
Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, Sky 2010
Nearly all Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing honours students can apply to do a one-year industrial placement between the second and third years of their degree.
"Doing a placement year effectively gives you one foot in the door of a future job and to stand out from the crowd... as well as enhancing my CV... and future interviews. It's a great motivator to be successful in my studies as it only serves to open even more doors and gain more skills."
Placement student at Jagex Games Studios Ltd
There is a lot of support available for students looking to secure a placement (eg a jobs board with placement vacancies, help with writing CVs, mock interviews). Getting a placement and passing the placement year are ultimately the student's responsibility.
Read about Jake Berry's experiences during his placement as IT Intern for Global Mobile and Personal Telecoms at General Electric.
For further information please contact the Placements Team by telephone 020 8417 2969/2690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Placements can be with large multinational companies, international companies, local companies and small start ups; offering a diverse range of posts. Here are some examples of employers and roles:
|Science-based placement employers||Science-based placement roles|
|Reckitt and Benckiser
Drug Control Centre
Minton Treharne and Davies Ltd
Various local and international hospitals
|Engineering-based placement employers||Engineering-based placement roles|
|Analysis of aircraft structure
Construction resources specialist
Site engineer assistant
|Computing and IS based placement employers||Computing and IS based placement roles|
|Mathematics-based placement employers||Mathematics-based placement roles|
|Lloyds Banking Group
PAU Education, Spain