Taking a placement year can look highly attractive to potential employers. It's an exciting opportunity for you to put your studies into industry context and gain valuable professional experience. Around 30% of our students are offered graduate jobs by their placement employer.
Placements are generally paid, with the average salary being around £16,000. You could choose a placement year in the UK or abroad.
You'll receive plenty of help in finding your placement through our programme of preparation, support and advice. Specialist support and supervision from the University will be offered to you during your placement as well.
Our current and recent placement employers include top companies across the UK and abroad, such as: BNFL, ConocoPhillips, GSK, Kraft, Alfa Laval, Thames Water, AMEC and 3M.
Find out more about placement years at Aston.