Placements information

Page last updated:
08 Sep 2021

A work placement is an excellent opportunity for you to gain valuable experience of the world of work which, in turn, makes you much more employable after graduating.

Your Placement and Experiential Learning team can give you lots of advice when you're thinking about or ready to do a placement or other types of work-based opportunities. We have a wealth of experience in supporting undergraduate students with work placements and have developed excellent links with companies that are keen to recruit our students.

We can:

  • Help you develop your CV
  • Provide advice on interview techniques
  • Give you assessment centre hints and tips
  • Provide one to one appointments to help you find a placement or other opportunity

Our Placement and Experiential Learning teams have a wealth of experience in supporting  students with sourcing opportunities and have developed excellent links with companies that are keen to recruit our students in a variety of opportunities 

For students in Health & Social Care and Education, placements are often a compulsory part of your course and your dedicated placement teams will allocate your placements for you. For more information, including details of how to contact your placement team, please select the relevant link below.

For all other students whilst a placement or experiential learning is not necessarily a compulsory part of the studies, you can contact the Experiential Learning Team on the contact details provided or access further information on Placement and Experiential Learning MyHub pages.

Experiential Learning opportunities are an integral part of improving and developing a students employability it is an excellent opportunity for you to gain valuable experience of the world of work which, in turn, makes you much more employable after graduating.

Experiential Learning and more specifically placement and work experience helps you to develop your existing skills, as well as learning valuable new ones and can help you to decide what kind of career you want to pursue once you have graduated.

Where possible, we would strongly encourage you to do some form of experiential learning during your time at university. It will give you a clear advantage over the competition when you come to apply for graduate roles. Research indicates that graduates who have undertaken a form of experiential learning are twice as likely to secure a graduate job than those without any work-based experience.

For students you would like to get support writing applications, preparing a CV or are in need of some interview advice, Beckett Careers is here to help! With a selection of interactive resources, online workshops, employer events and fairs, a regular online chat service and one to one appointments you can access a range of support and advice 24/7, through the Careers Page on the Myhub site or please do

The following resources will be useful for students who are keen to seek opportunities of experiential learning:

  1. Information on seeking opportunities  - here you will find some useful advice around searching for opportunities 
  2. Skills Hub – find opportunities to enhance your skills including volunteering, project work, work experience, short term paid opportunities, professional development options 
  3. MyHub – Vacancies – you will find graduate jobs and part time paid work under our vacancies section 
  4. Beckett Careers  - Access workshops, careers advice and guidance on all careers related topics, including CV’s 
  5. Start your search here -  For students in need of placements, short term or 12 month experiences, check out the selection of suggested places to start your search

Get support

Our team is here to answer your questions and give you expert advice and support.

If you are studying a course in education or health disciplines, placements are often a compulsory part of your course and you'll have a dedicated placement team to help you. For more information, including details of how to contact your placement team, please select the relevant link below.

Headingley campus placements

(Events, Tourism and Hospitality, Sports, Music, Technology and Entertainment, Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering

City Campus Placements

Business, Law, Built Environments, Fashion, Fashion Marketing, Product Design, Cultural Studies and Humanities

Education Placements 

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The Carnegie School of Education Placements Hub provides information and resources for students and practice partners for Education courses.

Health and Social Care Placements

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The Health and Social Care Practice Learning Hub provides information and resources for students and practice partners for School of Health and Speech and Language Therapy courses.

Hear from our students

Not sure what to expect from your placement? Hear from our students about how they managed their placement or internship and why it's a great experience.

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enhancing your employability

The Beckett Careers team will support you with all aspects of your career planning, throughout university and beyond.

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