Sponsorship, Vacation Work and Industrial Placements

Students at a careers show

There are many benefits for you in gaining industrial experience before or during a degree course. It is an opportunity for you to put theory into practice, to learn about workplace culture and to develop the skills and qualities employers are looking for. Work experience will improve your employment prospects and, of course, you will benefit financially from earning whilst studying!

EEE and the University's Careers Service have a support system to help you in making the most of this type of opportunity. As one of the leading EEE Departments in the country, opportunities often arise for students wishing to obtain sponsorship. We can put you in touch with companies with whom we have developed close links over many years and help you with your application.

Other opportunities are paid summer vacation work within a professional engineering environment. Alternatively, you might decide to spend a year on industrial placement (between 2nd and 3rd Year for BEng or 3rd and 4th year for MEng) when we would fully support you with visits from academic staff.