Placement Years

Placement years are offered to all undergraduate degree programmes, provided the department agrees to allow it. This would take place once you have completed your second year of study. 

Placement years often begin in July and run for 9 to 12 months and may involve working in various roles and completing a project. Unlike work experience you will be an employee of the company, gain similar benefits and have a real insight into what working there is like. 

Taking part in a one year placement can help you make professional contacts, gain transferrable skills and therefore improve your employability. This can give you an advantage when applying for jobs, as it may increase your chances of being offered a graduate job. 

Check out the Handshake  for one-year placement opportunities.

I would really recommend utilising the placement year and summer internships that are available as they can greatly increase your employability.

Elizabeth Davies, Mathematics BSc G100

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