The University of Wolverhampton

WXP Placement Programme

Student and Graduate Placement Programme

WXP is a work experience programme for graduates and students who have studied or are studying for a degree in any discipline at the University of Wolverhampton. 

We offer first class placement opportunities in businesses across the West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.  

There are a number of placement options:

  • 8-12 weeks over the summer vacation for undergraduates
  • 8 - 24 weeks for graduate placements
  • 25 - 44 week placements for graduates

On placements lasting 12 weeks or under you will be paid a training allowance of £227.50 a week.

You will be supported throughout by our WXP placements team and who source the opportunities.

Open to all degree disciplines, WXP is an ideal opportunity to get that first bit of credible  experience to add to your CV.  Recently several students and graduates placed through the programme have successfully secured employment at the company they were placed with.

To find out more or to apply please email your CV to 

Case Studies

Matthew Preston has recently completed a placement with Extra Mile Communications Ltd, you can read about his experience and see how the scheme can help students, graduates and employers.

Harriet Davies has also provided details of her experiences of a placement. To read about how this has benefitted her and her host organisation, click here.

Stanford Marsh and The Pontoon and Dock company also took a graduate through our services to expand their capacity.