Harper Adams University Placement
Our graduate employment rate is consistently outstanding, thanks to the placement year all students take, our relationships with more than 700 businesses, industry-geared course content, and hard-working graduates with the knowledge and attitude employers need.
From day one at Harper Adams, you’ll discover new ideas and develop them through a mix of academic study and practical projects.
During the placement year, that is included in all of our degree courses, you’ll put your ideas to the test. You’ll develop the real world experience that employers want, as well as a deep working knowledge of your subject.
During your year in industry you’ll be meeting challenges, learning new things, meeting people, making decisions, managing money and even staff, planning ahead, using your initiative, and taking responsibility.
We see the difference in students when they get back from placement – they’re more confident, focused, ready to take the world on! They know better which path they want to take, and what they need to do in their final year of studies to get there.
Finding a placement
You’ll choose where you want to work but we’re here to guide and help. Every subject area has its own placement manager who works with the placement team to help you find and settle into a role, visiting you throughout the year to offer advice and support.
We work with hundreds of employers in the UK and overseas who advertise through our website, or you can find your own job. Many roles are paid; others will offer benefits such as accommodation, training or use of a car. Some placements are linked to scholarships. Many students perform so well on placement that they’re offered a job after finishing their degree.