Work placements

Gain invaluable career experience with a work placement

Students working on a project.Benefits of work placements for students:

  • gaining valuable experience – research shows that over seventy per cent of employers prefer students with work experience
  • exploring career possibilities and making potentially valuable contacts.

Benefits of work placements for employers:

  • benefit from fresh, new talent without having to make a long-term commitment
  • gain access to a cost-effective, flexible labour source
  • summer internships, 6 or 9-12 months work placements or short periods of work experience available

Subject areas

We run work placements across a series of subject areas:

  • art and design, astronomy, computer science, engineering, film and media, mathematics, music and physics
  • business-related areas and tourism management
  • biosciences, pharmaceutical sciences, environment science, life sciences, geography, sports therapy and sports science

How to arrange a work placement

The Careers and Placements Service can give you information on work placements and any other aspect of graduate recruitment.

Telephone: +44 (0)1707 284791 (all enquiries)

careers@herts.ac.uk (student enquiries)

recruit@herts.ac.uk (employer enquiries)