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

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.

How the placement team can assist you

The Placements team facilitates the interaction between businesses and our students to ensure successful placements by:

  • promoting the university, its students and graduates to a large and diverse range of employers
  • offering only placement opportunities that are suitable for all placement students in that field of study and/or experience
  • working in collaboration with the Careers Service and academics in supporting students in the application process, CV writing and interview skills
  • advertising work placement opportunities and confirming appropriate placement offers with candidates
  • providing guidance and support to placement providers on health and safety requirements, risk assessments and the mentoring of students during their placements
  • maintaining contact with students and placement providers to ensure the placement is going well and any issues can be resolved.

View our full work placement policy and our Employer Responsibilities.

Others ways of working with our students

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Contact us

OBBS Business & External Engagement

+44 (0)1865 48 57 97