Manchester Metropolitan University

Placements

Evidence shows students who choose a placement as part of their course can improve their degree results and gain valuable employment experience

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The graduates who completed their placements during their third year were placed at a wide range of blue chip, small and medium-sized organisations.

Jobs are available at companies as varied as Adidas, Bentley, Xerox, Astrazeneca, Airbus and Pfizer.

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What our students say

The importance of real world problem solving

At University you learn how to do things the 'right way', the ideal way, the way it should be done, but in the real world, you can't always apply a 'text-book' approach to problem solving.

The importance of becoming an employee

It's not long before you feel like a real employee whose contribution is taken seriously

What you offer can be a bonus to an employer

You are expected to contribute to day-to-day activities, sometimes you can find yourself contributing a significant amount to the development and deployment of software

The importance of real world problem solving

Real world problems are often difficult to solve, and you need to try a variety of approaches to find the most suitable solution

What you learn is real world project management

After working 35 hours for 44 weeks on projects I got the best project management training I could have wished for. I went straight into my final year project, knowing how to write a terms of reference, and knowing what was expected in the design and development of my system.

The importance of real world problem solving

It's great practical experience and you can only get this experience if you go out on placement

The importance of becoming an employee

In a brainstorming session I was asked to put forward ideas for improving the company's products which could give the company the edge in a competitive market

What you offer can be a bonus to an employer

I was working alongside 1 developer, and my placement made a significant impact on the everyday activity of the researchers who needed the results from the database

The importance of becoming an employee

I came up with a solution that has been patented!

What you learn is real world project management

I am now doing a PhD, because I learnt that research was what I wanted to do whilst on my placement

The importance of becoming an employee

As an employee I learnt how to get on with people in the workplace

The importance of becoming an employee

I could not have developed my programming skills to the level I have without my placement

What you learn is real world project management

My placement prepared me for my final year and for my research project. My placement has had a great deal to do with my success