York is committed to supporting all students in taking up substantive work experience opportunities. Through York’s new Placement Year option (launched 2017/18) and existing Department Year In Industry programmes, the majority of our students now have the opportunity to pursue a year in employment as part of their degree, offering employers the chance to recruit student talent from a breadth of disciplines. During this time the student is employed by the host organisation with the relevant University Placement contact offering support before and during the placement.
We are keen to work with local, national and international employers that have the need to access talent and skills that can be adapted into placement year opportunities.
To discuss opportunities through the Careers & Placements Placement Year option please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To discuss placement opportunities through a Department Year In Industry programme please contact the relevant department through the contact details to the right of this page.
The University of York offers research-led, high-quality teaching with an international profile and strong links with business. We develop intelligent, entrepreneurial and highly employable graduates. Placement students provide tangible benefits to your organisation through their versatility, skills and enthusiasm. They also provide the value and low risk approach of the placement schemes and the added benefit of promoting your company, and your ethos, to the next generation of the workforce.
Benefits to your business include:
The University and our 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:
We are here to make the process of recruiting a placement student as simple as possible so please do get in touch if we can support you in any way. For more information visit Careers' Employers placement webpages.
Careers & Placements
Placement Year (University wide)
- Lucy Brookes
Department of Biology
- Phil Lang
01904 32 8558
- Dr Brian Grievson
01904 32 4543
- Luke Bryant
01904 32 5577
- John Dawson
01904 32 2415
Department of Politics
- Charlie King
- Dr Andrew Hirst
01904 32 2285
- Jenny Pollard
- Fabien Baugard
01904 32 5015