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As part of a four year degree programme, students from The University of York can choose to complete a work placement with an organisation lasting between 5 and 12 months. During this time the student is employed by the host organisation with the University‚Äôs academic department offering support before and during the placement.

Why Recruit a Placement Student?

The University of York offers research-led, high-quality teaching with an international profile and strong links with business. We develop smart, entrepreneurial and highly employable graduates. Placement students provide tangible benefits to your organisation through their versatility, skills and enthusiasm, the value and low risk approach of the placement schemes and the added benefit of promoting your company, and their ethos, to the next generation of the workforce.

Hire a work placement student

The departments offering work placements have excellent links with industry and a strong grasp of industry priorities. Our aim is to reduce the effort and cost usually required during the selection process via a comprehensive service which covers:

  • Pre-placement
  • On-placement support
  • Expertise in advert & job description writing
  • Pro-active marketing of your vacancy
  • Arranging company visits/talks
  • CV collation & interviews arranged
  • Dedicated point of contact for queries
  • Management procedures in-place to address issues

Further information

Department of Biology

Department of Chemistry

Department of Computer Science

Department of Electronics

Department of Physics

Environment Department

The York Management School