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Recruit engineering students for professional placements

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

Contact our Placements Team to discuss employing our students

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

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

Meet our engineering placement students

Sam, Patrick, Heba, Felix and Ranjith put their academic knowledge into practice at their placement companies and achieved some great things.

A dedicated team to support you

Our placements team works with you and our students to match the right candidate to the right company.

We run one of the most established placements schemes in UK higher education. We placed over 350 students last year at a wide variety of employers, from small businesses to large multinational companies.

We've recently worked with:

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

Placements start in June, July or August and last for 12 months. Our team will make regular contact with our students during the placement. This is to gather feedback, check progress and ensure student well-being.

If you represent a company interested in employing a student, we would love to hear from you.


If you have any questions, please contact our placements team