Work placements

The Partnerships and Placements Team is here to support you with work placements, and provide the link between the host, the student and your course tutors.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the content and nature of placements may have to change. This will be done in discussion with placement providers.

Gaining key employability skills through your work placements

A work placement offers you the opportunity of applying subject specific theoretical knowledge to a real life situation. It also provides you with crucial employability skills and personal attributes that employers are looking for.


There are numerous benefits of a work placement to enhance your employability skills such as:

  • providing a different perspective and a context for academic learning, an opportunity to put theory into practice,
  • co-operating with colleagues; making critical decisions and solving problems,
  • gaining confidence and awareness in your transferable skills for graduate employment,
  • helping you work on a whole range of employment skills, from learning about and adapting to workplace culture to time management and teamwork,
  • offering you the opportunity to network and create connections between your study and your personal development,
  • helping you develop your chosen career by giving you a chance to see how different departments work and connect.


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Contact us

To find out more, please contact the Partnerships and Placements team.