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Placements Scheme

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Second year student, looking for a short-term placement in your summer vacation?
The micro-placement scheme opens again in October 2017 for placements taking place in the summer of 2018.
Keep an eye out on this page for further information


Benefits of completing a work placement

  • The selection process gives you the tools to produce a good CV and to approach a job interview.
  • Practical experience in the industry you wish to work in.
  • Improved graduate job opportunities by differentiating yourself from other candidates.
  • You can create a network of useful contacts and potentially gain a reference from your employer.
  • Gain commercial awareness.
  • Develops your technical skills and personal skills.

Work Experience

Micro-placements are sourced in a variety of industries and sectors and are typically 2-4 weeks in length. They will take place in summer vacation between June and September 2018.

Most of the placements are located in and around London, but requests for flexibility in location may be taken into consideration.

Application Process

Students are invited to participate in a competitive selection process which has been designed to boost their employability skills. As well as receiving professional feedback from the Careers & Employability Service, English students will also have a dedicated departmental Placements Officer. Successful applicants will be offered a placement secured by the Placements Team.

To find out more about the application process, second year students are invited to an Intro to Placements presentation on Wednesday 4th October, 10-11am, Events Space in Davison Building.

If you have any questions, please drop an email to our Placements Officer Ellen at: Ellen.Jarman@rhul.ac.uk

Other opportunities

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




Case Studies

"A typical day for my placement would start with an updating of Poet in the City’s social media, researching interesting articles and scheduling in posts. I would usually then research potential speakers, poets and performers for certain events, ranging from academics and poets to celebrities and musicians. My last task of the day was always to collate feedback forms. Highlights included researching future performers for Poet in the City events and the chance to have 1:1 discussions with the CEO and Programmes Manager on the specifics of running a charity."

Intern @ Poet in the City


“During my placement, I answered emails from the publicity manager and I also assisted the publicity manger in collating lists of journalists and editors to send press releases to using software that allowed access to the contact information of writers for various publications. Each day provided different opportunities, such as meeting authors that were being published by Icon and writing my own press release to send out to online bloggers, and I thoroughly enjoyed my placement throughout.”

Intern @ Icon Books

Email Us

For more information on Placements, email Ellen.Jarman@rhul.ac.uk


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