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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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  • Let us know what kind of projects interest you.
  • Receive emails highlighting vacancies relevant to your skills and experience.


Current Vacancies

  • Data Management Efficiency and Workflow Mapping Project
    Application closing date: 21 Aug 2022
    Location: Kirkby-in-Ashfield/ Remote East Midlands United Kingdom
    We are a creative design business providing innovative solutions to our customers, you will be supporting us to work towards our growth plan by making our processes and systems more efficient. The placement is ideally suited to an IT postgraduate with commercial awareness and an interest in system automation and development. Our systems need to start working more for us – can you help us do that?
  • Marketing Strategy and Media Specialist
    Application closing date: 28 Aug 2022
    Location: Remote/ Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    We are seeking to build a premium brand, so it will take a smart approach from a talented marketing and media postgraduate to further develop our brand. You will be working with the Managing Director to develop a digital marketing strategy and increased media presence to support the awareness and development of this growing business.
  • Supply Database & Quotation Builder Development
    Application closing date: 4 Sep 2022
    Location: Remote Working East Midlands United Kingdom
    Working closely with the Managing Director this placement is ideally suited to an IT postgraduate with skills in data management systems and an interest in digital strategy. You will be supporting a well established furniture manufacturer and supplier to commercial sectors in developing a system able to cope with the businesses strategic and operational requirements.
  • Marketing Funnel and Tender Development Project
    Application closing date: 28 Aug 2022
    Location: Ilkeston East Midlands United Kingdom
    We are one of the UK's leading structural engineering consultancies specialising in inspection, testing and surveys of all manner of structures around the country. We are looking to work with a Postgraduate to support us on the next stage of our growth by helping us to develop a sales and marketing funnel to support us acquiring more sales and tenders. If you like to idea of supporting a growing business in a vital industry sector then this could be the placement for you.
  • Nanoparticles Research Project - Optimisation of particle size
    Application closing date: 21 Aug 2022
    Location: Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    We are leading the technical solutions in the development of new beer formulations and brewery expertise. This exciting research project is focussing on nanoparticles and silica-based formulations to investigate optimal particle size in silica-based finings, whilst strictly containing particle sizes >100nm. Combining qualitative research with experimentation this placement is ideal for a researcher with an interest in brewing and nanoparticles and will help drive innovation and Vegan beer


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