Student placements – information for students

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

Independent Market Research Company High Fliers estimate that 34% of graduates recruited by employers for their 2021 intake will have completed work experience with their organisations whilst at university, with many receiving – and accepting – job offers at their end of their work placements or internships (Source: High Fliers Research Ltd, 2021).

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

Finding a placement

See our advice on how to find your own placement opportunities as it has advice for those wishing to do a placement when it does not feature as part of their degree.

You can also access our Internships Toolkit here, to help you find and make the most out of your work experience.

Contact us

For more information about student placements, please contact your school office.