You’ll find placement opportunities across our engineering, computer science and product design courses.

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Fast track your career

Taking an industrial placement year can give you a competitive edge for securing your dream job. Professional work experience helps you stand out to future employers and increases your confidence. You’ll also gain new skills, networks and insights for the rest of your course.

Our dedicated Careers and Employability Centre can support you in finding and planning for your placement.

Find out more about how placements work.

Engineering placements

Industrial placement years are available on our undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses.

Our previous students have taken placements with companies including Ransomes Jacobsen and Triumph Motorcycles. They’ve gained experience working as Design Engineers, developing components for surgical machinery and producing high-quality technical documents.

Computer Science placements

There are industrial placement year opportunities across our computer science and artificial intelligence degrees.

You can benefit from our connections with companies in software development, digital media and IT.

Our students have gained placements in both international blue-chip companies and smaller specialist companies, including:

  • Accenture
  • Airbus
  • Blackberry
  • Electronic Arts
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • IBM
  • SAP
  • Xyratex
  • Brandwatch
  • E-Crunch
  • Gamer Network
  • Linn Systems
  • Master of Malt
  • Mobbu
  • North Laine Solutions
  • RecordSure
  • Sensible Development
  • Skyscape Cloud Services.

Product Design placements

Our product design undergraduate courses allow you to gain valuable experience for your future career while working in industry during your third year.

Recent students have gone on placements at:

  • Rolls-Royce
  • IBM
  • Black+Decker.

You’ll develop your technical, team-working and transferable skills, and apply what you have learnt in your studies to a business environment.


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