What is frontrunners?
Watch our students who have undertaken frontrunners placements talk about what
they enjoyed, the skills they gained and their tips for applying.
A frontrunners supervisor also reveals what he looks for when shortlisting applicants.
Frontrunners is our unique placement scheme for students.
We'll give you challenging employment opportunities and help you develop
the skills you need to compete for the best jobs. Not only that, but we'll
give you on-the-job training and pay you, too.
All placements are on based on campus within departments, sections and
administrative areas of the University. Each placement has a supervisor
who'll support and guide you along the way.
Frontrunners is open to all students. Even if you have no previous
experience, our placements will give you the opportunity to beef up your CV.
Placements can last up to 20 weeks and you'll usually work up to 18 hours
per week over the summer vacation and up to 8 hours per week at other times.
If you've already taken part as a frontrunner, but are looking for more
experience, frontrunners Plus gives you the opportunity to take your skills
to the next level.
Thanks to frontrunners, lots of students have gone on to work in
specialist areas after graduation.
Take a look at our success
Want to apply?
Sorry. We're not advertising any frontrunners placements at the moment,
but we'll be recruiting again soon for summer holiday placements.
provides you with the opportunity to contribute to your Department and the
University, undertaking achievable and tangible tasks. My placement in the
Department of Sociology was highly enjoyable and provided me with a detailed
insight into the administration and running of an academic Department."
Applications for staff
Sorry. We're not currently accepting any staff applications. The next round staff will be able to apply for will be for placements beginning in the autumn.