Competition in the science graduate job market has risen dramatically in recent years. Getting a good degree is no longer enough to secure a good graduate job.
An excellent way of standing out is by choosing an industrial placement or internship as part of your degree course.
An industrial placement involves spending a year working in industry, normally between your second and third years of study. There are also opportunities to participate in shorter summer placements or vacation schemes. These placements enhance your CV by providing you with work experience in your chosen industry and highly sought after employability skills.
During your placement you will be paid by the employer and treated as a permanent member of staff. You will also gain practical experience that is invaluable when competing for jobs. Students with industrial experience tend to not only improve their final degree performance, but also develop clearer ideas about their future career path.
We are aware that finding an industrial placement can be a step into the unknown for many students so we are here to provide support for you.
Working with cutting-edge science companies, we can offer you a range of placements and internships that will give you that competitive edge.
If you’re looking for some advice before applying why not give us a call on 01925 515296 and we can tell you more about the role.