Placement Information for Employers

What is a placement?

Full-time undergraduate students are encouraged to spend a year working for a relevant employer. Short summer placements are also possible. Placements work is usually paid and can be anywhere, even outside the UK.

What are the benefits of hiring a placement student?

The Long Interview: Many employers view placements as an ideal way to assess a student as a future member of staff recruiting them back after they graduate.

New business opportunities: Students are a fresh pair of eyes who can be used to investigate issues and explore opportunities in a cost effective way, supported by their university tutor.

Raise your company profile:Offering placements raises your organisation's profile amongst the student population, making it easier to recruit graduates.

Knowledge Exchange: Hiring a placement student also opens up opportunities to tap into the expertise and knowledge held in UWE.

How much will it cost?

The average salary is usually around £15,000 per annum. There are no other fees for employers.

Learn more...

To find out more about how a hiring a placement student can benefit your organisation contact the faculty placement team: 

Email: placements@uwe.ac.uk  Telephone: +44(0)117 32 83580

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