Work with our students

Students bring fresh enthusiasm to your organisation, and they’re eager to learn.

Work with our students

As part of Oxford Brookes Business School, the Work and Voluntary Experience Services team (WAVES) aims to develop positive links with employers. Every year we have a new cohort of students eager to take up the opportunity to immerse themselves within the world of business.

Through year-long work placements students demonstrate how their theoretical knowledge can bring new, innovative ideas and skills to the workplace. 

Shorter assignments can see students providing consultancy support, tackling an issue that has been identified within your organisation and providing a workable and beneficial solution. Third sector organisations can also receive free accountancy support

Employing a student for work placement

Every year, employers praise the intelligence, enthusiasm and professionalism of Oxford Brookes Business School work placement students. Organisations have seen real benefits to their business. As well as theoretical knowledge, work placement students bring fresh enthusiasm to your organisation, and they’re eager to learn.

Available placements

Offering a placement

Should you want to proceed with offering a placement to a student, our interactive CRM portal takes you through the registration process. We require all placement employers to provide the following:

  • offer letter/email
  • contract, including confirmation of start and finish date, contractual hours and remuneration
  • job description
  • named supervisor/mentor in the organisation
  • support for their assessment component.

Access the CRM portal to start the process and view our Employer Responsibilities.

If you have a placement opportunity we can assist you in advertising the role(s) to our students. Please contact the Placements team by email, or alternatively give us a call on 01865 485950.

Others ways of working with our students

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Contact us

OBBS Business & External Engagement

+44 (0)1865 48 57 97