Paid work placement
All of our computing courses provide the opportunity to do a year’s paid work placement. Many of our graduates say the work placement year was invaluable in helping them launch their careers. For three-year degrees the placement takes place between the second and final years of a degree course. The placement provides you with a wonderful opportunity to embed skills and knowledge developed during the first two years of the degree, to develop new skills in an employment setting, to gain excellent exposure to industry in order to better inform career choices and most importantly, to give you vital work experience in the sector, something that employers rate very highly when recruiting. In a sector where demand for quality graduates is high, many employers use the placement as a valuable means of assessing employees, and many will make post-graduation job offers at the end of the placement year. Some companies also offer sponsorship of a student’s final year. Placement opportunities can take place locally, nationally or, in some cases, internationally. We have students placed at companies such as Oracle, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and HP, as well as many smaller companies. Our placements office helps find the placement company and aids the recruitment process.