Placements are a popular and successful part of our DMU Works programme. All students can go on a long or short placement to help them gain professional skills in the workplace. Our placements range from a business insight visit to a sandwich year placement working for an employer. Students can also sign up for an Enterprise placement year and develop their own business idea over twelve months, while earning credit towards their degree.

Placements can have a big impact on employability: In 2017, 95.1% of our graduates who had been on a year-long placement were working in high-skilled graduate jobs six months after graduation, compared to 84.6% of other students. Our short placements provide flexibility. Students can spend from 2 to 10 days based in a business or technical workplace, learning from industry experts.

All students can also gain valuable employability experience volunteering will DMUlocal, and Business School students will undertake a 12-week business consultancy project as part of their course.

Providing paid internships on campus for over 8 years the Frontrunners scheme allows current students to gain high quality work experience within the professional and academic departments of the university. The scheme has a proven track record of helping students develop the skills needed to impress employers when applying for sandwich year placements and graduate roles.

Every faculty has a specialist placement team to manage our employer partnerships and help students access placements with a wide range of industries and organisations.

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