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Placements and industry links

Employability is an integral outcome of your studies.  Undertaking a placement or internship whilst studying helps to increase your employability once you graduate.  You will compete more effectively in the job market by being able to put theory into practice, find your strengths and preferences, and gain work experience to enhance your CV post-graduation.

Our graduates are highly employable and have entered many different fields including:

  •  the intelligence services                  
  •  the police force
  •  the prison service
  •  the courts
  •  the probation services
  •  lobbying
  •  youth work
  •  educational welfare
  •  family care
  •  social work, as well as other
      jobs in the social services

Your studies are also relevant to careers in local government, politics, international relations, social administration, human resources, communications and marketing.


Placements Scheme 2015-16

The Placements Team at Royal Holloway is offering a limited number of work experience placements to interested students studying Criminology.

If you are a first or second year Criminology student, this is your chance to develop professional skills and improve your career prospects after graduation in your desired career area.


Work Experience

Placements include a varied selection of work experiences tailored to the students' interests. Placements are typically 2-4 weeks in length and will take place between June and September 2016. 

Other Opportunities

For information and guidance on finding your own placement or internship, visit Royal Holloway's Careers and Employability website.  


Grace-RawlingsPlacement: Centre for Social Justice

Role: Research Assistant

`I was fortunate to have carried out my placement during the time the CJS was finalising their "Meaningful Mentoring" publication. As a research assistant I would find data and information sources for the report and check previously sourced information before press release.  In between, I would be assigned different research opportunities by other departments. Typically this would consist of updating charity and alliance data base information, including contact details and gross annual income updates.

During my placement I worked with many people in different departments, and as a result, I have been asked to contact them in the summer regarding another placement, during which time they will be working on “Break Through Britain”.’

Grace Rawlings, Criminology and Sociology 


Did you know?

The Careers Service posts new jobs and internships on a regular basis to their job board.  View the job board here


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