University of Hertfordshire Placement Year

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University of Hertfordshire Placement Year

University of Hertfordshire Placement Year

Work placements

Gain invaluable career experience with a work placement

Students working on a project.Benefits of work placements for students:

  • gaining valuable experience – research shows that over seventy per cent of employers prefer students with work experience
  • exploring career possibilities and making potentially valuable contacts.

Benefits of work placements for employers:

  • benefit from fresh, new talent without having to make a long-term commitment
  • gain access to a cost-effective, flexible labour source
  • summer internships, 6 or 9-12 months work placements or short periods of work experience available

Subject areas

We run work placements across a series of subject areas:

  • art and design, astronomy, computer science, engineering, film and media, mathematics, music and physics
  • business-related areas and tourism management
  • biosciences, pharmaceutical sciences, environment science, life sciences, geography, sports therapy and sports science

How to arrange a work placement

The Careers, Employment and Enterprise Service can give you information on work placements and any other aspect of graduate recruitment.

Telephone: +44 (0)1707 284791 (all enquiries)

Contact Careers, Employment and Enterprise (student enquiries)

Email recruit@herts.ac.uk (employer enquiries)

About the Computer Science placement year

A student starting his placement year

The placement year is a great opportunity for you to gain some invaluable work experience and get a head start on the career ladder.

All our undergraduate Computer Science degrees give you the option to undertake a one year paid work placement in your third year of study. It is not compulsory, but we encourage all students to take advantage of the opportunity.

Research shows that students who do placements have a greater chance of finding employment after graduation and typically achieve better grades in their final year of university.

Placement opportunities

Computer Science students starting their placement year

A wide range of placement opportunities are available in various areas in IT and computing.

Depending on where you work your placement could involve business analysis, database development, programming, software development, web site design, technical support, testing, and much more.