Gain fresh thinking and new expertise by offering a work placement to our students. They can help you plan and deliver a specific project and provide specialist skills and knowledge. Essex students are taught to explore, question, challenge and think differently. They can bring fresh ideas to your business, whether for a year's placement or a short-term project.
A placement is a period of supervised, professional work experience, assessed as part of a student's course.
Students undertake placements that allow them to apply what they have learnt at university practically in the workplace. A successful placement will:
Undergraduate placements can last from a few weeks to a year (for those students taking four year degrees which include a placement year). The timings vary, but those of less than twelve months typically take place during our Christmas, Easter and summer vacations.