When can the placement year start?
Typically, students commence their placement year any time between June and September after completion of their second year of study or after their Masters study year.
How long do STEM placement years normally last?
The required length of a placement year differs for each subject area, however, many organisations do tend to offer a simple 52 week contract.
Can the student complete shorter placements at multiple organisations to make up their placement year?
Students on all STEM degree disciplines, apart from Product Design, must complete a single placement with one organisation.
Product Design students are required to complete a minimum of 32 weeks which can be made up of a series of shorter placements and freelance work.
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