Andrew Stainton

Student Placement Manager

The University of Huddersfield is amongst the top ten universities in the whole of the UK for the provision of ‘sandwich’ degree courses and business placements.

What's in it for you?

Versatile Resource

Our students are capable of moving between departments and projects easily and are always looking for ways to gain new skills.

Fresh Ideas

Our students come to you with an unbiased perspective, with plenty of enthusiasm and motivation to make a real difference.

Cost Effective

Salaries usually average between £12,000 and £15,000.

Low Risk

No long term commitment needs to made, and you will have the support of the unit throughout the placement process.


These students could be perfect to re-join your company after graduation, as they will already know the business and culture.



  • Assistance in constructing adverts and job descriptions.
  • Marketing of your opportunity.
  • Arrange company visits/talks
  • CV/Application collation
  • Arrange interviews (on or off site)
  • Ensure students are fully prepared by offering interview advice tailored for your specific role and company.

During Placement

  • Dedicated point of contact for any question or queries.
  • At least one tutor visit to the company to see student and supervisor.
  • Two appraisals to assess the students’ progress.
  • On-going company promotion for future placement opportunities.



"Having worked with Andrew Stainton and the Placement Team at the University of Huddersfield over the last 4 years, I have always found them to be both responsive and accommodating throughout. They have balanced the needs of our business with the needs of their students and have spent time with us to really understand what it is we are looking for in our employees. Their feedback has been invaluable in us ensuring we offer the best opportunity and development for students wishing to work within our industry."
Emma Grant, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

"Leah has been a strong performer during her time with HP. In the work that she has performed whilst working in my team, or later in her new role that I have observed, she has taken a mature and intelligent approach to the work assigned. I have been impressed by Leah's 'can do' attitude, always committing herself to complete projects assigned, and being a reliable and consistent member of the team."
Nicola Andrew, HP

"The undergraduates are a credit to the University of Huddersfield and have brought with them enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit. Alco Valves Ltd is a global business and the undergraduates have been exposed to a whole array of cultures and business processes from which they have gained professional skills which will equip them to succeed in any business. We are delighted to have received such focused, committed and dedicated undergraduates this year whom have flourished over the last 10 months."
James Hinchliffe, Sales Manager at Alco Valves

"FGH have been working with the placement team at Huddersfield University for a number of years and we have a great relationship with them. They are very passionate about what they do and very supportive of both our requirements and the needs of their students. We have regular contact with Andrew Stainton who is always happy to assist and advise so that we recruit the right student to ensure the placement is a benefit to both parties.

We have been very pleased with the students who have spent their placement year with us so far and look forward to continuing to work with the team in the future."
Amanda Kellett, HR Business Partner at Freemans Grattan Holdings