If you're doing a four-year degree, you'll have the opportunity to spend 12 months on a placement year and work with one of our industry partners.
Your placement will be directly related to your degree programme or potential career path, giving you the freedom to find a placement that suits you and your career aspirations.
Many of our students have completed placements with large, global organisations such as the United Nations Environment Programme, or with multinational corporations such as the American telecommunications firm Verizon (based in Reading). Other students have spent their year working on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainbility Programmes with organisations like Network Rail.
Recent students have undertaken varied placements in the UK and overseas with charities, NGOs and commercial companies, including Network Rail, Reading Refugee Support, Otra Cosa Network (Peru) and DAI.
All gain broad-based experience in project management, day-to-day operations and communication. Typically, our students are responsible for a specialist task. This may mean working with end-users, liaising with clients, delivering presentations or writing reports, all of which mean learning many new, transferable skills as part of their role.
You will be supported by our advisory services and a dedicated member of staff, who will assist in finding and supporting your year out.