Placements and sandwich years are specific to the course that you wish to study. Each of our schools has its own dedicated placement unit who are there to make sure you find the placement that is best suited to your skills and career aspirations. Below you can find links to placement information for each of our schools:
We currently have over 320 students out on their placement year in the school, which once again, is a record number. This speaks for itself, as one of the schools in the University in which all our undergraduate courses offer a sandwich year. Students regularly choose Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture for their course as the offer of a placement year is very appealing, with practically all students who wish to undertake a placement year successful.
Working with over 450 companies in any one year, our industry network database is massive and grows every year, offering students a varied selection of companies both home and overseas. Statistics show that students who undertake the sandwich year are much more likely to gain a first class honours degree, without around 70% of students from the school gaining a 1st class honours degree. Find out more and contact the school of Art, Design and Architecture.
Huddersfield Business School placement unit
The placement unit is located at the heart of the Huddersfield Business School and our role is to do all we can to support students in gaining professional experience during their time at university. We work with employers of all sizes and across all business sectors.
Placements are paid opportunities for one year and in roles as varied as marketing, finance, supply chain, management training and HR. We also promote shorter term internships. We are on hand every day to help students find the right role and help with your applications and interviews.
Find out more and contact the Huddersfield Business School
All our undergraduate courses include an optional year in industry and are supported by our award winning Placement Unit. They were voted the UKs "Best Placement Service" by students at the "Rate my Placement" awards 2011 and were finalists in 2012 and 2013.
Each year we place around 200 students in companies such as Microsoft, Nestle, Cummins and BMW, as well as a large number of smaller local and regional businesses.
Many of our students return from their placements with sponsorship and the offer of a permanent job from their host company, and this is reflected in our excellent graduate employability record. Find out more and contact the school of Computing and Engineering.
The majority of courses in education, teaching and early years include integrated placements and we will help you to find a placement in the perfect place to suit you. We have strong relationships with local authorities across the North and our primary, secondary and Lifelong Learning courses are Ofsted inspected.
Find out more about placement opportunities in the school of Education and Professional Development.
Within Music Humanities and Media we offer students a range of placement opportunities echoing the diverse nature of our academic areas. We pride ourselves upon ensuring students are not only able to benefit from our reputation for high quality teaching and research but also from our strong industry links, ensuring that we produce the types of graduates that industry requires.
We know what employers are looking for and that is why we actively promote work placements to our students and why we are proud to offer our students a range of options to access the world of work within their studies. These vary from one off ‘commission’ projects, working on live briefs or short term projects, to a 6 week block (or 30 days) work experience module or alternatively a year-long ‘sandwich’ course.
Find out more about Music, Humanities and Media placements.
Courses with a placement
You can also find further information about specific courses and the placement opportunities by searching our courses.