Do you want to develop your graduate employability, gain new skills and experience what it's like to work within a large organisation?
Then apply for Frontrunners. This campus-based placement scheme allows current students to apply for a variety of diverse placements within DMU to put what's learnt in the lecture theatre into practice in the work place.
There are Frontrunner placements available for you to apply for now! Go to the Current Frontrunner Opportunities page for more information.
Frontrunners is the latest addition to DMU's huge range of employability measures. These include a degree run in conjunction with Hewlett Packard, a volunteering scheme that sees 1,000 students per year give their time to the community, and reinforces close links with industry which allow our courses to teach up-to-the-minute skills. These initiatives are what allow many of our graduates to go on to work for companies including the BBC, Warner Bros, Porsche, Sky TV, Dyson, Nike and GlaxoSmithKline.
The paid placements offer on-the-job training and are a meaningful way to improve your graduate employability.You will be working on real tasks, with current DMU employees.
What kinds of placement does Frontrunners offer?
The majority of placements are based within DMU. They vary from administration roles and social media work to Vice-Chancellor office support and project work within faculties and DMU's professional services departments, as well as some lab based opportunites.
How long do they last?
Placements are either three, six or nine months in length. The hours vary for each placement but are up to 12 hours per week during term time and 20 hours per week over the summer.
Do I get paid?
Yes. Payments are on a monthly basis and are paid directly into your bank account.
For general enquiries regarding the Frontrunners scheme please contact email@example.com.
"The Frontrunner Placement Scheme has been a great experience from start to finish, and I would recommend it to anyone seeking to gain useful, practical experience within a course-related, work environment and develop important skills that can put you a step ahead of others after graduation. Be it building communication skills through presentations to staff members, improving professionalism in an office environment, or getting used to working towards objectives and goals whilst managing your time, the Frontrunner scheme holds something for everyone. I have recently secured a graduate scheme in London, and the Frontrunner Placement was a great talking point, with the interviewers taking a keen interest in my work for DMU. Not only does this show that you are motivated enough to work alongside your degree, but provides an ability to demonstrate what you have learnt and how that knowledge can be applied to your future career."
Sam Fletcher, 3rd Year Business Studies Student and former Usage Data Frontrunner
“Since graduating from DMU in July 2012, I’ve managed to get myself a permanent job and I really believe that my Frontrunners placement helped me massively to achieve this. Everything from filling out the application form, to working in a team, to coping under pressure, to implementing new ideas, every little part of Frontrunners has proved useful for me when applying and eventually securing a job after graduation. Plus, it’s a great talking point in interviews and gives you something to draw examples from, especially during competency-based interviews where employers want to hear about very specific examples.”
Priya Mahida, DMU Graduate