Work experience and placements

We know that today's employers are looking for graduates who can offer a positive range of knowledge, skills, experience and attributes. They value applicants who can 'hit the ground running' and demonstrate experience of the world of work.

That's why many of our courses have either an assessed placement element or a work experience requirement. We encourage and support our students to take part in credit-bearing work placements, ranging from year-long salaried placements in a related business to a few hours of voluntary work in the local community.

Our close links and informal partnerships with business and organisations enable us to provide a wealth of work experience opportunities, be it with influential regional employers such as local authorities or Southampton Football Club, high-profile national organisations such as the Ordnance Survey and Lloyds TSB, or prestigious global leaders such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Convergys.

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