We use cookies on this site. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. Close this message Find out more

Home > English home > Your future career > Placements Scheme
More in this section Your future career

Placements Scheme

Students studying at deskThe Placement Team at Royal Holloway is offering a limited number of work experience placements to interested students studying English.

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

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.

Types of Placement

Placements include a varied selection of work experiences tailored to the students' interest. Placements are typically 2-4 weeks in length and will take place between June and September 2016. Most of the placements are located around London, but requests for flexibility in location will be taken into account.

Do I qualify for a placement?

To gain a placement secured by The Placements Team, students will have to go through a competitive selection process. For placements taking part in 2016, come along to our presentation to apply for the scheme!

Intro to Placements
Wednesday 7 October 2015
10-11 am
WIN 0-02

Other opportunities

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





Rhaya Barton
Create Soho, Production Assistant 


"The highlights of the placement were the fantastic hands on experience I gained and the opportunity to work in a real life environment and understand the industry I wish to have a career in. I enjoyed the radio production the most since this is what I am primarily interested in and it was also amazing being able to be involved in the production of gigs with ‘A’ list artists and meet them personally."

Hannah Cawse
Viking, Penguin, Editorial


"The highlight of this experience would almost certainly be the experience of working with Penguin. This was my first time inside a publishing office and I found it really interesting to see how the industry works. I feel like I have a good feel for what an editorial job is like after this placement. I particularly enjoyed sitting in on the editorial meeting and finding out how this team approaches subjects such as acquisitions and current projects."

Charlotte Cole
Poet In The City, Events Administrator   


"The highlight of the placement itself was being able to attend the events after briefly working on them in whatever way I was able. To be able to witness the progression of just an advertised poster to the reality of it happening there and then was amazing; I was able to meet so many interesting people who opened my eyes to events administration as a career."

Email Us

For more information on Placements, email adriana.dragu@royalholloway.ac.uk.


Comment on this page

Did you find the information you were looking for? Is there a broken link or content that needs updating? Let us know so we can improve the page.

Note: If you need further information or have a question that cannot be satisfied by this page, please call our switchboard on +44 (0)1784 434455.

This window will close when you submit your comment.

Add Your Feedback