Undergraduate Placements; Driving Talent into Your Business
The Undergraduate Placement Scheme offers solutions to a wide range of organisations looking for a cost effective method of attracting high calibre skilled staff that can bring new ideas, and for organisations wanting to gain a head start in graduate recruitment.
What is the Undergraduate Placement Scheme?
A number of courses within the Faculty of Science and Engineering incorporate a placement year which takes place after the second year of undergraduate studies. During this period students are employed on a full-time basis in a role which complements their course and is at an appropriate level.
The placement philosophy is one of partnership between employers and sudents, and of mutual benefit; to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience of industry in an area that relates to their academic studies, whilst employers are able to meet staffing needs in an innovative, flexible and low risk way.
Every year more and more employers become aware of the benefits of participating in a placement scheme. The Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Brighton has built up an excellent reputation with organisations throughout Europe. We have students working for privately owned companies, multinational corporations, government offices, local authorities, consultancies, research institutes and educational establishments.
Don't just take our word for it:
The feedback from employers and students on the the benefits gained from participating in the placement scheme speaks for itself:
“Within our company student placements bring value for money, a fresh pair of eyes and a willingness to learn. Previously we have used students to look into subjects which it is not economical or prudent for our permanent staff to do thus enabling us to produce works which would normally be outside of our capabilities. The students have given us the ability to run projects with them as part of the professional team so as they can learn on the job and question why and how; this often brings new ideas to our company so as we keep learning as well”.
John Smith, Director, Cityzen Architecture, Environment and Sustainability.