Professional placements

Accelerate your prospects with hands-on experience in credible organisations.

We were one of the UK's first business schools to include a year-long placement as a built-in part of our degrees. For you, it means the chance to get some practical experience under your belt, build sought-after skills and get a heads up in the jobs market.

We work with hundreds of organisations worldwide, which means there’s a lot of choice for potential placements.

It’s up to you to secure your own placement, but our dedicated Placements Office has an exceptional success rate in helping students find the perfect opportunity. The team will be on hand to help you with the whole process, from support with applications, interviews and assessment centres, to making the most of the placement itself.

Every year we see students who go on placement come back more confident, mature in outlook, ready for responsibility and more focused on their career goals.

Go on placement as part of your degree to:

Test drive a career

and fine-tune your final year module choices

Make an impression

around a third of placement students are offered a graduate job with their placement employer

Develop key skills and experiences employers are looking for

to stand out in interviews

Put theory into practice

by testing out and consolidating what you’re learning on your course

Finding out about placements

Our dedicated Placements Office will be on hand to help you with finding a placement.

You’ll also be able to meet potential employers at events on campus including:

  • one of the UK’s largest annual careers fairs, attended by over 200 employers;
  • regular employer presentations, skills sessions and drop-ins throughout the year.

Plus, you can sign up to our vacancy database to receive regular notifications of the latest opportunities.