Work placements

Work placements set you up for success

The University of Hertfordshire is committed to your future and we believe work placements are career gold. We have far-reaching relationships with businesses, both internationally and closer to home.

Work placements have amazing benefits for students:

  • gain valuable experience – research shows that over 70% of employers prefer students with work experience
  • explore career possibilities and make valuable contacts.

Employers benefit too:

  • fresh, new talent that comes without a long-term commitment
  • 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 facilitate work placements across a series of subject areas:

  • creative arts e.g. art and design, film and media, music
  • physics, astronomy and maths
  • engineering and technology
  • computer science and IT
  • business related areas
  • humanities, law and joint honours
  • life and medical sciences e.g. biosciences, pharmaceutical sciences, geography, sports therapy and sports science.

Please note: students studying education, health & social work and psychology should speak to their schools about their practice placements.

How to find a work placement

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

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

For student enquiries please email or visit the Careers and Employment website.

For employer enquiries please email: