Our placement years offer students the opportunity to increase practical and professional skills.

Many of our courses offer an industrial placement, an opportunity to be employed by an organisation for a minimum of 36 weeks. Placement years are undertaken between the second and final year of an undergraduate degree.

Doing a placement develops expertise and allows skills learned in the first years of your degree to be applied to solving a practical problem.  A placement allows you to demonstrate that you are able to work and progress in a professional environment and apply the skills and knowledge learned in an academic environment to a practical situation.

Graduate employers also report that students who have been on a sandwich placement tend to be more mature, better organised and better able to apply their skills in a more structured way.