The placement year is an opportunity for you to set your studies in context and gain valuable professional experience. It is highly attractive to potential employers and 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. Your placement year may be in the UK or abroad.
You'll receive plenty of help and advice in finding your placement and specialist support and supervision from the University during your placement. We advertise between 2,000 and 3,000 placements a year on our comprehensive database. You will be attend a programme of preparation, support and advice to increase the likelihood of getting a placement.
Our current and recent placement employers include companies in 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.