Help to find a placement
Our students are keenly sought after by high profile engineering companies who know from past experience that Loughborough students are enthusiastic and equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make a positive contribution to their organisation.
We have an Industrial Placement Team with links with over 200 companies. They provide our students with current placement opportunities, will help enhance your CV and application and advise you how to perform your best at interview.
Industrial placements are an incredibly important experience and we make every effort to help our students secure placements which match their interests and ambitions.
Choosing to take a placement
You can opt to take a placement at any point before it starts but most companies interview in the Autumn term of the preceding year so it is advisable to have made a decision by then. If you are not sure whether to take a placement you do not have to specify a sandwich option on your UCAS form.
During the placement, an engineer nominated by your employer will supervise you and you will also be visited by a university tutor at your place of work. Throughout the year in industry, you are required to write reports about your progress and experiences with your host company. On successful completion of the placement you will be awarded an additional qualification called the Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS).