How to find a placement
Take a look at our resources to help you research and secure a placement.
Found a placement but don't know the next steps? Read our confirming your placement information.
Finding your placement film
Hear fellow students give their top tips and advice for finding a placement:
Guidance to help you find your placement
When to start looking
The types of organisation you can apply to
Each year we source hundreds of excellent placement vacancies in companies of all different sizes and locations and promote them via InfoHub.
Keep your options open and focus your search on finding a role that suits you. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to secure an appropriate placement but there is plenty of help available.
What employers look for
The kinds of roles you can apply to do
The placement should be relevant to your programme of study and enable you to meet the learning objectives of your placement module. Details about placement requirements are included on the programme and module databases.
Individual roles will vary and should be discussed and agreed between you and the employer.
Placements can take place at different points depending on the requirements of your programme and can vary in length from just a few days to a full academic year.
Where offered, sandwich placements generally take place between years 2 and 3 and lead to the award of a sandwich degree.
Doing a placement abroad
Recent students have completed placements as far afield as Sweden, Thailand, Australia and Brazil. Hear about their experiences via YouTube.
Check out our global work information to find out more about options available to you, including additional funding.
Where to look for vacancies
You can also view our further tips on job hunting and networking to help you to help identify placement opportunities.
Get help with applications and interviews
We strongly encourage students to use the resources on our Careers and employability section to undertake their own research and find their own placement. For further help in finding a placement check out our one-to-one careers services.