A student on a placement at a business


We have an established history of using our strong links with industry to secure placements for our students. A placement is usually a 12-month full-time role that relates to the subject a student is studying.

As a placement provider, you will work with open-minded students that can make a real difference to your business. By hosting a placement, you get access to new knowledge, ideas and opportunities for growth. In return, you give students a valuable gift... real world experience.

Why placements?

Many companies relish the opportunity to hire students on placement. They enjoy the injection of fresh ideas and enthusiasm - which Staffordshire University students have in droves. In fact, a lot of employers go on to hire their placement students once they graduate.

Advantages of a placement for employers:

  • Students as a source of new knowledge and ideas
  • They are a link with our university and access to our expertise and facilities
  • Students complete a short-term project where a fixed role isn't required
  • Reduce cost of recruiting a short-term employee
  • Once the placement is over, the student will be fluent in the company culture and practices - making them a great choice to hire

Who can apply?

Our placements are open to all Staffordshire based employers looking to inject ideas and fresh thinking into their business. Placements must be suitable and applicable for the course that the student is on.

Get in touch with our Business Engagement team to find out more.

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