Placements are a valuable part of the courses here at Huddersfield. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, placement opportunities may be more limited, but with our excellent industry links and connections we'll still do everything we can to ensure you have access to real-world experience throughout your course.
We know how much employers value graduates who have real-world experience on their CV and that is why we encourage our students to make the most of the opportunities available during your time at Huddersfield.
There’s a real focus on the practical career environment and I love the University’s emphasis on work placements.
Hannah Kitching, Travel and Tourism Management BA(Hons)
*In some instances, a placement or period of work experience may be unpaid. Take a look at the course you're interested in for the placement opportunities that may be available.
Most of the courses at Huddersfield include the opportunity to gain industry experience and we're one of the UK's leading universities when it comes to integrating work placements into our courses. And that's precisely what employers are looking for - evidence of real-world work experience.
A work placement can last for 1 to 48 weeks.
If you have a burning desire to work overseas, we will work with you to try and ensure you secure an international placement. Our students have gone on to work for companies all over the globe and we have links with some of the leading companies with headquarters in countries on all continents.
You’ve got a bright business idea or a small bedroom enterprise, but what next?
If you think you’ve got what it takes, you could choose to set up and run your own business during an Enterprise Placement Year* – instead of taking a conventional work placement with an employer. Over the years, we’ve helped (and are helping) lots of students like you take the first step on a really exciting journey.
To find out more about the Enterprise Placement Year visit the Enterprise Team.
*International students should initially seek visa compliance guidance from the University International Office.
Having access to the staff and facilities within The Enterprise Team has increased my motivation and confidence to succeed in such a competitive industry. The Team’s business expertise has really helped me get a head start on setting up and running a business.
Gary Lloyd, Computer Games Design BA(Hons) 2015, Sigtrap
As you can imagine, with so many different courses to choose from at Huddersfield, our students have the opportunity to go and work at a wide variety of companies out in the real world and come back feeling energised for their final year at the University. Here are just a few of the companies that our students have completed their placement year with:
|Sky||Yorkshire Museums and Galleries|
|Pinewood Studios||The BBC||Unilever|
|Burberry||Universal Music||DLA Piper|
|HSBC||Lego||Lawrence Batley Theatre|
|Royal Armouries Museum||Morgan Stanley||Vivienne Westwood|
|DuPuy||Sheffield Crucible||DHL Supply Chain|
|NHS||Red Bull F1|
100% of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to undertake professional work-related experience during their studies. This includes placements, industry standard projects and real-world case studies**.
** This applies to undergraduate courses of more than 12 months duration.
You will see information about any placement opportunities for your chosen course in the course information listings, and of course you can talk to your tutors about this in detail at our Open Days. You can also watch our video below and hear from current students about their placement and the benefits and opportunities available to students at Huddersfield.