University of Bath

Recruit engineering students for professional placements

How your company can employ our multi-skilled engineering students for a year-long industrial placement.

Student in hard hat with clipboard, working at the South Bank Tower, London
Student on placement at the South Bank Tower, London

Real benefits for your company

Our year-long placements scheme offers a mutually beneficial experience for both employer and student. Becoming our placement partner is an opportunity for you to:

  • employ a highly capable student able to contribute new ideas to your company
  • raise your profile on campus by organising presentations, skills sessions, mock interviews for a future graduate workforce
  • build long-term relationships that could lead to employment opportunities
  • develop the next generation of engineers

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Employ talented engineering students

Our Faculty ranks highly in the UK and has excellent graduate employment rates. We develop courses in consultation with industry, equipping our students with the transferable skills needed for the workplace.

Our students have the technical ability, creativity and teamwork experience needed by practising engineers. Students learn problem solving, decision making and communication skills during project-based work. We nurture innovation by encouraging students to take ideas from concept through to end product.

The first two years of our courses provide a breadth of theoretical and practical knowledge. Our learning environment prepares students to make an immediate contribution to your company. They have experience in the areas of:

  • design and innovation
  • operations and productions
  • electronic and electrical systems
  • energy and the environment

Download our industrial placements: a guide for industry

Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student, Sarah Nash, talks about her placement experience at BMT Defence Services

A dedicated team to support you

We run one of the most established placements schemes in UK higher education. Our placements team works with you and our students to match the right candidate to the right company.

Our team will make regular contact with our students during the placement. This is to gather feedback, check progress and ensure student well-being.

Find out about your role as placement employer

Be part of our placements scheme

We placed 350 students last year. Our students work with a wide variety of employers, from small businesses to large multinational companies.

Placements start in June, July or August and last for 12 months. If you represent a company interested in employing a student, we would love to hear from you.

Here are just a few examples of some of our recent partners:

  • Airbus
  • BP
  • Buro Happold
  • Dyson
  • Hawkeye
  • Laing O‚ÄôRourke
  • Unilever
  • Williams F1

Email our placements team