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Work Placements

A 'sandwich course' combines work experience with study

You can choose to take a placement year and convert your degree to a 4-year sandwich degree with any of our full-time Single Honours degrees in Business or Computing (except Information for Education BSc) by taking a year in industry between your second and final years.

You will be able to apply to spend your placement year at an organisation of your choice, anywhere in the UK. Placement opportunities are available in all business sectors, including marketing, advertising, PR, HR, business management, finance, economics, programming and game design.

Examples of employers who have previously offered placements include Air Technology Systems, Aston Villa, Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd, more Bosch, Capgemini, C2B2, Enterprise rent-a-car, e-on, Groupon, Hays, IBM, Intel, Land Rover Experience, Lidl, more Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Microsoft, NHS, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Smith & Williamson, The House of Commons, Textlocal, Vodafone, Waitrose and many others.

Your work placement needs to be a minimum of 36 weeks excluding holidays. You should be working full-time whilst on placement.

Benefits of Placements

  • You will be paid whilst on placement
  • Placement students find it easier to get jobs and have a far more impressive CV than the average graduate
  • Many providers (typically around 70%) offer a job following graduation
  • Placement students get better grade degrees
  • You will pay only a proportion of your tuition fees during your sandwich year, which means that you begin to pay off debt and/or save for your final year
  • Continuing council tax exemption

Help to get your placement

You will register for the work placement scheme at the beginning of your second year. When it comes to finding a placement, we’ll help you with everything from CV preparation to interview techniques. When you are out on placement, you will continue to receive support and be a part of the Business School.

Other ways to get work experience 

Many companies offer summer or other short-term placements. These can be an excellent way of building up a network of contacts and getting experience of exciting projects. Worcester Business School advertises short-term vacancies on its Blackboard site as well as the year-long placements. Visit our earn as you learn pages to find further details.

 

Get in touch

Placement support team

Katherine Jones
tel: 01905 85 5556
email: k.jones@worc.ac.uk