The Green Growth Platform set up a tailored placement scheme to suit environmental businesses, and has placed 23 masters students to date. Students have worked in businesses to support a number of projects included assessing a renewable technology, identifying locations for solar farms, developing an ecology plan, fieldwork activities, GIS mapping /modelling and working on planning applications.
The scheme involves graduates studying on the Masters level environmental management, GIS, water and town planning programmes. These are 30 day, part time placements usually completed in semester 2 (Feb-May), and involve students working within a business on a specific piece of work or contributing to their ongoing business needs. Find out more about the Environment Placement Scheme.
There are also number of short term placement options for students that may be applicable for your business, such as students in the business school, product design, environment and media.
Contact the Green Growth Platform to discuss what you need in more detail.
Students relish the opportunity to work on real world projects and there are a number of options in different subject areas. The Green Growth Platform can connect your business with the relevant academics to support you to develop your project, such as:
Small teams of 4th Year engineering students can work on an individual business-led projects that focuses on a complex engineering problem. Previous projects have involved assessing a solar farm site, developing a smart domestic energy control system, designing a building integrated wind turbine and working to improve efficiency on the underground.
Marketing and PR
Bright Young Things (BYT) is a final year business school run public relations agency for small groups of students to work with a business client on a live communications project. Support can include copywriting, advertising, social media, press content marketing, mages/video, market research, fundraising (including crowd funding), event planning/management, website analytics. Find out more about Bright Young Things.
Final year product design students can work on specific business requirements via Brighton Product Lab. Support can include ideation sessions, market research, R&D and prototyping.
Individual student final year dissertation projects can also focus on a real business topic, and there may be options via computing, engineering, the environment and other courses.
Contact the Green Growth Platform to discuss your particular requirements with a member of the team.