An industrial placement year is a great way to help you decide what kind of career you might like when you graduate. As well as giving you the opportunity to develop your skills, you’ll gain a real insight into working life in a particular company or sector.
All our courses allow you to undertake an industrial placement year as part of your degree. If you decide to undertake an industrial placement year, this will extend your studies by 12 months. On successfully completing your placement, you’ll be awarded the ‘industrial’ variant in your degree title so that you can demonstrate your unique expertise to future employers.
Our Faculty employability team will provide you with a comprehensive industrial placement support service whilst you’re looking for a placement. This includes:
- access to lectures from industry figures
- strong industry links
- a Careers in Food Science and Nutrition module
- employability workshops
- an annual Food Science and Nutrition employability fair
- one-to-one appointments
- mock interviews and assessment centres.
- employability newsletters advertising placement opportunities
Whichever organisation you join for your placement year, you’ll be assured of experience that will allow you to apply your learning in an industrial context while you develop both personally and professionally. An academic tutor will also visit you during your industrial placement. This tutor will meet with you and your line manager, offer support and guidance, and discuss your re-integration into studies.