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Placements and internships - bringing benefits to your business 

Could you offer a work placement or internship to our skilled and hardworking students? 

As the UK's most targeted university by graduate employers, students at The University of Nottingham have become renowned for their quality, tenacity and can-do attitude. We pride ourselves on our ability to give our students the best opportunities to help them develop personally and professionally.  

As part of our careers support offering, we are connecting with a variety of employers and organisations, to provide our students with a range of work experience and internships - which also bring benefits to your business. 

Provide a placement

Complete a short application form to register your interest and a member of our placements team will be in touch with you within a week. 

Register your placement


What our students can do for you:

  • Students can enhance your organisation with new ideas, fresh enthusiasm and up-to-date technical skills
  • Students can complete projects that may have been postponed due to a lack of time or staffing
  • Recruiting students into your organisation is a good way to raise your profile amongst the student community
  • You can use the work experience period as an extended interview

Hear from our employer partners 

Find out about the fantastic impact our students are having on businesses and organisations.


A perfect partnership

Executive Director of the Nottingham Counselling Service Leslie McDonald tells us why he chose to work with a Nottingham graduate on a role so different to that of his core business – and how a Nottingham student or graduate could help your business too.  


Types of placements and internships available

  • Internships
    Students from all degree backgrounds seek internships, typically in the summer for 6-12 weeks, with companies of all sizes and across all industry sectors. SME’s can access funding to assist in the creation of opportunities.  

  • Industrial placement years
    Integrated industrial placement years exist in the following degree disciplines: Engineering (all subjects); Chemistry; Biosciences; Computer Science and; Neuroscience. Students undertake placements for 10-12 months.
  • 1 day per week during term time
    Students from a variety of Schools can undertake 1 day per week placements, typically with businesses based in the East Midlands. In some cases these contribute towards an accredited module within their degree. 
  • Work shadowing
    For many students, a less formal period of work shadowing with people in industry can give an insight in to different occupations and career paths. These tend to be on a flexible basis around studies. 

Hear how our students have benefitted

From skill development to confidence building, work placements and internships provide students with a variety of benefits. Hear Daniel and Rachael explain how work experience has given them a unique insight into industry and an opportunity to make a real-world impact. 



How to offer a work placement of internship

If you would like to offer our students a work placement or internship, please register your interest, and a member of our placements yeam will get back to you within one working week.


Other ways to get involved


Alumni Relations

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