The School of Technology prides itself on understanding
the importance of employability skills.
Our specialist Business Engagement and Placements Unit is
dedicated to providing support to our students to develop these
skills, both through assisting students to secure placements within
industry, and organising careers fairs and other opportunities for
students to engage with employers.
The team boast many years of experience in
successfully supporting students to find placement opportunities.
They are supportive and approachable, and offer a unique resource
from which you will gain valuable skills and experience. They offer
workshops in areas such as:
The Business Engagement and Placements Unit operate an open door
policy, and are available Monday to Friday.
Placement opportunities arise in many specialist
businesses, across all industry disciplines, with companies
Completing a placement year in industry is without a doubt the
best way to help you acquire the skills you need
to secure employment after your studies at the
University of Wolverhampton.
The experience you gain whilst in industry will develop your
technical and interpersonal skills; all roles are
salaried and you will be treated as a valued
member of the team.
Everyday exposure to project work, working in teams and to
deadlines will help you develop your professional
skills, giving you a competitive advantage as an
experienced graduate looking for employment.
The companies who take students on placements are often so
impressed with our students, that they offer them more permanent
roles. We are very proud of our graduate employability rates:
“Our relationship with Wolverhampton University started in 2000,
when we were put in contact with a number of Computer Science
students looking for a 48 week placement. Starting with that very
first placement student, now nearly 10 years ago, we have had one
or two placement students from the university every year and
continue to do so.” Andre Scherpenzeel, Iconics
"During my time on placement, I was
compound the skills that I’d learnt at university whilst also
learning new technical skills that were relevant to my role. This
was very important as it allowed me to progress further in my final
year with my work. I also learnt a lot of soft skills and general
business acumen that was very beneficial not only in my final year
of university, but also when I looked at applying for a full-time
role after my degree. I was able to communicate with colleagues
better and create much more formal professional documentation when
working on my final year project.” Andrew Fletcher, First Class
Honours Graduate in BSc (Hons) Computing
Andrew undertook his placement year in the Energy Services
Information Systems Department of E.On UK plc.
Find out more information about employability from the
University's Careers and
Tel: 01902 321457
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