UWE Bristol and Hewlett Packard
We share our Frenchay Campus with the European headquarters of Hewlett-Packard (HP). As a result, our relationship with HP has been ongoing for many years, through course sponsorship, guest lectures, research collaboration, work placements and graduate recruitment.
Enhancing the student experience
This has now deepened to a unique strategic Partnership Agreement, underscored by a £10million IT infrastructure investment by UWE Bristol, aimed at further enhancing our students’ experience.
Companies including Microsoft, Cisco, Schneider and others within HP’s supply chain are providing their support through work placements for students, professional training, systems support and more.
Student placements at HP
HP values the input that students bring to its business, with intern hiring forming an integral part of the HP recruitment strategy in the UK. Successful work placement programmes provide students with valuable work experience that is a positive differentiator when applying for jobs.
During a 13 month placement with HP, students gain insight into HP’s global organisation and benefit from structured development plans that enhance existing skills and help build a host of new ones.
“I am currently on my placement year as a Sales Analyst within HP’s UK&I Enterprise Services. It has made me more confident as a person and has taught me many new skills. I would recommend a placement in HP to anyone, as it’s not just about the experience but HP helps you build yourself as a person.” Zhiar, UWE Bristol intern
Students are part of a large intern community and during their placement are supported and encouraged to play an active role in the various social and charity events held throughout the year.