School of Business

Year in industry

Employers are increasingly looking for graduates with industry experience. As a School of Business undergraduate, you will have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third year of study.  It is normally a paid position and can take place in the UK or abroad.

Our students have undertaken roles within a wide variety of companies including Deloitte, Microsoft, IBM, Adobe, Samsung, GSK, HMRC, PwC, Bosch, ITV, Unilever, Disney, Capgemini, Lloyds, Barclays and the Bank of England.

Benefits of a year in industry

  • Develops the key skills required for the graduate market
  • Expands your professional networks
  • Enables you to turn classroom theory into real-world practice
  • You will receive your degree with 'a Year in Industry' e.g. BA Business and Management with a Year in Industry

What does the year in industry involve?

You will be introduced to the year in industry programme in your first year and in second year will be given access to bespoke extra-curricular support to aid you in searching for suitable placement opportunities, and undertaking the recruitment and selection process.

Our students find their own placement with support from the School's dedicated in-house Careers Team. Once a placement is secured and approved, you will be transferred onto the four-year 'with a Year in Industry' course.

Whilst on your year in industry you will continue to be supported by the School of Business. This will include communication with you and your manager, and a visit to your place of work. You will undertake written work to capture your learning from your industry experience.

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