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Recruiting placement students


We are immensely proud to name the University of Bath among our key partners in attracting the top graduate and undergraduate talent in the UK today.

Year on year its students make up a significant number in both our intern and graduate populations, positions for which are as competitive as they are celebrated.

The professionalism and work ethic of University of Bath placement students and alumni continues to impress, from entry analyst level through to senior Accenture Leadership.

— David Andrews, Internship and Placements Lead Recruiter, Accenture


All our academic departments run courses which include the opportunity for students to carry out a work placement as an integral part of their course.

The timing for placements varies between courses. However, in most cases recruitment starts in October, with placements starting from June onwards and typically lasting about 12 months.

Our individual faculties have further information about recruiting placement students:

Faculty of Engineering & Design

Placements Manager Alison Ukleja covers the following areas:

  • Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Placements Manager Kirsten Brown covers the following areas:

  • Education
  • Economics
  • Health
  • Politics, Languages & International Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social & Policy Sciences

Faculty of Science

Placements Manager Louise Oliver covers the following areas:

  • Biology & Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Physics

School of Management

Head of Placements Ben Smith, and Placements Manager Matt Rusling cover the following areas:

  • Management
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Management with Marketing
  • International Management
  • International Management & Modern Languages


Over 20 years we have taken students from six UK universities and we keep coming back to Bath, as they have excellent quality of students and we are rarely disappointed.

— Dr Dave Seward, Senior Engineer, 3P Innovation