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:

Art, Design and Architecture placement unit

Students regularly choose Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture for their course due to the opportunity of undertaking a placement year.

Working with around 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, with around 83% of students from the school gaining a 1st class or 2:1 honours degree.

Find out more and contact the school of Art, Design and Architecture:

Or call: 01484 473518

Human and Health Sciences

The School of Human and Health Sciences works in partnership with a wide variety of placements reflecting the diversity of its programmes. The specific placement area that you will go to depends on your programme and could include working with the NHS, Huddersfield Giants RLFC, Oldham FC, Barnsley FC, Wakefield Wildcats RLFC, the Ministry of Defence, Kirklees Council, Kirklees Magistrates Courts, Huddersfield Town Academy FC and Calderdale Council. We also partner with a variety of private health care organisations such as BMI Hospital and Cygnet Health Care.

Our partners and academics will support you in placement to further enhance your understanding of your chosen subject and develop the skills to help you become a professional in your chosen field of study.

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.

The Huddersfield Business School Placement Unit won the award for Best University Placement Service at the national NUE awards for 2017.

Find out more and contact the Huddersfield Business School on either or call 01484 472216.

Computing and Engineering placement unit

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.Vauxhall logo

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 us on either or call 01484 472250

Education and Professional Development placement information

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.

Music, Humanities and Media

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.

Courses with a placement

You can also find further information about specific courses and the placement opportunities by searching our courses.