Student Placements – Information for Students

Use the skills you have gained from your degree while improving your employability prospects 

It comes as no surprise that a survey by Independent Market Research Company High Fliers reveals that students with work experience are three times more likely to get a graduate job offer upon completion of their studies (Source: High Fliers Research Ltd, 2013).

Keele University encourages students to participate in placements as part of their degree where possible. Completing a placement improves the skills and attributes gained from your degree and also improves your graduate employment prospects.

Benefits of a placement as part of your degree  

  • Helps to improve the skills and attributes gained from your degree
  • Significantly improves your chances of getting a graduate job 
  • Enables you to apply subject knowledge theory to real-world practice
  • Allows you to explore and test out career ideas

Current placement opportunities by degree/discipline 

See a full list of student placement opportunities by degree/discipline 

If your degree does not appear on the list then see our ‘Advice on how to find your own placement opportunities’ section as it has advice for those wishing to do a placement when it does not feature as part of their degree.

Advice on how to find your own placement opportunities  

Finding your own placement

See the advice on how to find your own placement 

What to do when you have finished your placement   

When you have successfully completed your placement, the work doesn’t end there. There are still a few additional things you should do to ensure you get the most out of the experience. 

Post placement advice

See the advice on what to do after your placement 

Success Stories  

Read quotes from Keele students who have had positive experiences while on their placement. 

Success stories

Read the success stories 

Contact Us

For more information about student placements, contact:

Kathy England Oct 2015 90x90

Kathy England


Business Engagement Manager
Careers and Employability Centre, 1st Floor, Campus Library
01782 733403
k.s.england@keele.ac.uk
Mark Bacon Oct 2015 90x90

Dr Mark Bacon


Director of Engagement and Partnerships
Room 8.19, IC2, Keele University, Keele, ST5 5NH
01782 733440
m.bacon@keele.ac.uk