Most of our courses at Huddersfield include a work placement 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.

Our students' success is not just a results of placemements either. We ensure course content is current and relevant to industry and commerce by asking employers what it is they are looking for. This probably explains why our graduate employment rates are so high and we in the top 10 in the UK and top in Yorkshire for graduate employability.

Sandwich courses

A sandwich course had a longer placement period. It has a whole year's placement 'sandwiched' in the middle of your academic studies. It's usually a four-year course and the third year is spent in industry. This enables you to gain vaulable work experience outside the University that's pure gold to a potential employer. You can find out more from our students who have been out, done their placement and got the t-shirt on our Placement student profile page.

Who we work with

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:

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Pinewood Studios
  • Burberry
  • Airbus
  • HSBC
  • Royal Armouries Museum
  • Panasonic
  • DuPuy
  • NHS
  • Sky
  • The BBC
  • Universal Music
  • Aedas
  • Lego
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Oxfam
  • Sheffield Crucible
  • Red Bull F1
  • Yorkshire Museums and Galleries
  • Unilever
  • DLA Piper
  • KPMG
  • Lawrence Batley Theatre
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Bonmarche
  • DHL Supply Chain

International placements

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. If you have a burning desire to work overseas, we will work with you to try and ensure you secure an international placement that could change your life.