The Placement Year

The placement year has been in practice for well over 50 years in the UK, and has been an important way of helping thousands of students gain experience and increase their job prospects.

Competition between graduates has increased quite considerably in recent years, and hence more and more students are now opting for an industrial experience before leaving university.

Placements usually start between June and September and typically last a year, but some can last as little as 3 months or as long as 15 months.

Students have the option of joining many major global employers in a variety of fields including: energy, food, water, aerospace and many more. See our latest placements at home or overseas to discover exciting jobs with great employability prospects.