This year allows you to have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice, whilst gaining valuable professional experience (and in most cases getting paid in the process) by choosing to do a placement. This year will enhance your graduate employment prospects and will enable you to make a sound career decision.
You will be given a lot of support and advice on finding a suitable placement and our tutors will keep in touch with you to ensure it is a success. The application process for a placement job is just like applying for a real graduate job, excellent experience in itself.
If you work for a company you can expect to be paid a salary (the average across the university is £11-13,000 per year), but this is not always the case for students working in the public sector. The placement contributes to your finances as well as your CV!
Aston has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK. Aston University ensures that you will gain academic knowledge as well as developing a wide range of skills that are valued by employers.
All graduates have computational ability and good problem solving skills, applicable to many areas of work. They are able to cope with constant change, to organise and think critically, analyse and interpret data, using analytical and logical thinking. You will train your mind in a way that will never become outdated. You will learn to deal with complex concepts and learn to communicate accurately complex ideas. Graduates achieve a rounded education with a solid background in both Computing and Mathematics, which is highly regarded by employers. With a Computing Science and Mathematics degree from Aston University you will have the chance to hone analytical, computing and problem solving skills, making you highly employable.
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.