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Placements and industry links


Work Experience

The Placements Team at Royal Holloway is offering a limited number of work experience placements to interested Music students. If you are in your second year, this is your chance to develop professional skills and improve your career prospects after graduation in your desired career area.

Placements are typically 2-4 weeks in length and will take place between June and September 2018. Most of the placements are located around London, but requests for flexibility in location will be taken into account.

For more information on the micro-placements scheme, please visit: 


Apply for the scheme

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, 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 Thursday, 5 October 2017, 2-3pm in the Event Space of the Davison Building.

If you have any questions, please drop an email to our Placements Officer Katharina at: Katharina.Grass@royalholloway.ac.uk


Cases studies

“My mornings and afternoons varied, I did a lot of programming of classes into the website and worked on the customer service phones, taking bookings and solving any problems. I helped set up for concerts, I would join members of the team in sorting out various performance venues for the choir concerts. For one concert I stayed and helped– it was great to hear the choir perform, and see how much enjoyment people got out of singing together” - Intern @ City Academy


“A typical day at the placement would involve assisting the music teacher on an average of four periods a day. Responsibilities included making sure the students were working productively when split into groups in different practise rooms, handing out and collecting books, helping to direct student research for their GCSE projects and assisting those with learning difficulties. I also took part in an after school guitar club, helping beginner students learn basic exercises and chords that would further their creativity and improvisation. (…) The overall experience was much more of a highlight than it was a low, with every day teaching me something new. I much enjoyed the keyboard lessons, whereby students with little or no knowledge of the instrument were able to play parts of or full songs by the end of the placement. Watching the progression and feeling as though I helped to be a part of it was very rewarding.” - Intern @ Magna Carta School 


Other opportunities

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




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