Placement year

You can add a placement year (also known as a year in industry) to your course after you arrive at Sheffield. Placements are a great way to apply your skills in the workplace. You'll find out what the world of work is really like and be paid a salary.


Can I do a placement year?

All of our undergraduate courses offer the flexibility to add a placement year.

When can I do a placement year?

Placements take place between your second and final year of study, are usually based in the UK, and add 'with Employment Experience' to your course title when you graduate. A placement year gives you the chance to apply the skills you have learnt in your course to the working world.

What are the benefits of a placement year?

You will develop a range of transferable skills and become more commercially aware, which will benefit you in your final year of study as well as in your graduate career. You’ll find out what the world of work is really like and receive a salary in the range of approx.  £13,000–£25,000. Some big corporates view it as an extended selection process for their graduate training schemes.

How do I apply for a placement year?

It isn’t something you apply for before you get here and they placements are not guaranteed – it’s your responsibility to secure one but we’ll do everything we can to help.

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