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 School related areas
  • Humanities, Law and Joint Honours
  • Life and Medical Sciences e.g. biosciences, pharmaceutical sciences, geography, sports therapy and sports science

N.B. 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)

Current students can get in touch by emailing or asking a question through Handshake.

Email: (employer enquiries)