Careers and Employability Centre

Resources

Search the CareerHub vacancies database for 1 year placements. You can also subscribe to a daily email of all new placement vacancies that are posted on CareerHub here.

There are a number of other sources you can use to find one year placements:

General careers sites
  • TARGETjobs - search results for UK placements. Includes summer schemes. Or you can view an A-Z list by employer
  • Milkround - search results for internship/placements. Includes summer schemes
  • Prospects - search results for work placements. Refine by type of job or location. Includes summer schemes
  • All About Careers - search for placements across various sectors
  • Inside Careers - search for UK placements (as well as graduate schemes and internships)
  • Fish4Jobs – You can search by typing placement as a key word.
  • Debut - career app for student and graduate opportunities, including placements. Apply for jobs and play employer games to win prizes. Free for Apple or Android
Specialist placements sites
  • Ratemyplacement - search results for 10 month + placements. Sub-search by sector, location and role. Recommended
  • Gradcracker - Science and Engineering placements. Recommended
  • HigherED - UK and global opportunities
  • Step - Internships in small to medium businesses
  • Cogent Placements - Life Sciences placements
  • Wired Sussex - Local group of companies in Digital Creative, and Media industries
  • EDT - year in industry opportunities in Engineering, Science and IT exclusively available via EDT
International placements
  • GoinGlobal - information and vacancies for careers outside the UK (including placements).Login via CareerHub
  • All About Careers - specific section on work placements abroad
  • Prospects - specific section on placements abroad plus links to other useful sites at the bottom of the page
  • Target Jobs (Working Abroad) - topics covered are the job market, applying for jobs, vacancy sources, getting work experience, visa information, and living in the country in question
Job aggregators

These search 1000s of jobs boards in one go. Try searching for "industrial placement", "student placement" or "sandwich placement". Or you could be more specific i.e. "engineering placement", biochemistry placement", "business placement". Experiment with search terms. You can also get email alerts for specific search terms, or grab RSS feeds for your searches

Contacts (alumni networks)

Use these tools to make contact with people working in sectors you are interested in. Alumni will probably not be able to offer you a job but might be able to offer some insights into their sector and put you in touch with the right people within organisations. Members of the alumni career network have agreed to be contacted by current Sussex students so you are more likely to receive a response from people within this network.

Undergraduates: Your guide to Professional Placements

Download the Careers and Employability Centre's handbook for students planning a placement year: Student Placements Handbook [PDF 230KB]

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