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Our postgraduate placements are designed to help you recognise the breadth of your potential and highlight future opportunities.

About our placements

Each placement involves a discrete project at an external organisation for which the postgraduate researcher acts as a specialist consultant. The placements are delivered in partnership with a wide range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. 

We generally offer two types of placement:

  • part-time projects, up to 200 hours, for a period of 3-6 months.

  • full-time 3 month internships.

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Current Vacancies

  • Design Support Project
    Application closing date: 18 Dec 2022
    Location: Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    If you have a creative flair and an eye for detail then this placement could be perfect for you. Working with one of Nottingham's best property management and bespoke creative space companies to support the development of their business and the new avenues with the design and creation of digital mood boards, blogs and curated documentation. This placement is ideal for someone with a good knowledge of creative cloud and canva.
  • Health and Equality Researcher
    Application closing date: 4 Dec 2022
    Location: Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    We are a working for the NHS conducting research to better understand the reasons behind a hesitancy to take up NHS services from within the young black male population in Nottingham. If you have the research skills along with a desire to make a difference in the community, and you are a current PGT at the Business School then this could be the ideal placement for you to make an impact and gain valuable experience.
  • Case Study, Content creation and Profile Raising Project
    Application closing date: 11 Dec 2022
    Location: Nottingham and remote East Midlands United Kingdom
    At Maber Associates we have a brilliant and diverse team of professionals that deliver innovative and unique designs in urban landscapes, architecture and digital construction. We are looking to work with a bright and talented postgraduate to support us in developing case studies / profiles and digital media on our exciting projects and our brilliant staff. This would ideally suit someone looking to get into marketing or have an interest in journalism or creative writing.
  • Financial Management Systems Project
    Application closing date: 11 Dec 2022
    Location: Nottingham and remote East Midlands United Kingdom
    Working with one of the UK's leading Accountancy practices, you will support them with the integration of new financial systems and road map analysis as part of their new systems development. This will ideally suit a Finance or Business postgraduate looking to gain practical experience whilst working with senior members of the finance team.
  • Net Zero 2030 Carbon calculation Tool
    Application closing date: 4 Dec 2022
    Location: Nottingham and remote East Midlands United Kingdom
    Working with one of the UK's leading and award winning architectural practices this placement is ideally suited to a postgraduate that has an interest in working on an exciting project to develop carbon calculation tools and delivering recommendations for their sustainability team.
  • Software Scalability Project
    Application closing date: 11 Dec 2022
    Location: Hybrid - Remote/Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    This project is looking for a software engineering postgraduate working within their high-tech R&D culture to develop systems to move the business forward in the next period of growth. This placement will give you an understanding of scale-up challenges in a software product development field and the opportunity to find the solutions in the UK’s leading reseller of Smart Robotics.
  • Mounting Systems for Arm Support - Mechanical Engineering Project
    Application closing date: 4 Dec 2022
    Location: Derbyshire East Midlands United Kingdom
    Working with a highly specialised consultancy developing assistive technologies to support people with disabilities, this would be a truly rewarding placement for a mechanical engineer or product designer. You will be working towards a new form of support for the Neater Solutions Arm Support Zero, bringing your flair and design experience to the next generation of adaptive devices.

 

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