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Internships and placements give graduates the edge in a competitive job market

We can help you improve your employability prospects during your studies by supporting you to build your professional network, and to find internships or placements.

Experiences like this are critical to giving you an advantage in the job market, as increasingly employers are looking for graduates with practical experience as well as academic achievements.

Why should I take on an internship or placement?

Internships and placements can help you to:

  • Develop professionalism and increase your confidence
  • Apply concepts and theoretical knowledge to actual business situations
  • Discover your own strengths and preferences
  • Develop 'soft skills', such as teamwork, communication, time management, problem solving and leadership
  • Explore your career options whilst networking
  • Enhance your CV and be noticed


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All undergraduates starting with us in 2020 onwards have the opportunity to take a Placement Year, which will add even more value to your studies.

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