Work placements and employability

Taking a placement year

We also encourage all our undergraduate students to take up the optional placement year. This is an integral part of the degree, linked to their discipline of study, which allows students to really put into action what they have learnt during the first two years of their course. We know that students that choose this option return to their studies with greater maturity and motivation, are more likely to gain a better degree classification and are more likely to be employed in a graduate level job at a higher average salary than students who do not take up the placement year.

Partner employer consortia

We work closely with a group of around 50 key employers representing the various industrial sectors we serve. This is to ensure we are developing the right sort of graduates, with the skills and competencies needed by the market.  These employers provide help and advice in ongoing development of our curricula. We in return help our partners to identify, meet and ideally employer placement students and graduates. Employers engage with us by participating in one or more of the following partner consortia:

Engineering and Computing Consortium

Construction Consortium

Real Estate Consortium

Embedded Systems Consortium

Planning and Architecture Consortium

Register your graduate vacancies with the UWE Bristol Careers Service

Professional accreditation

Accreditation is evidence that a degree course has been determined to contribute towards the approved academic requirements of the Engineering Council UK (ECUK), and its member institutions.

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