Employability and Placements

Employability and Placements

How Our Faculty Supports You


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:

  • CV writing
  • interview techniques
  • aptitude testing

Completing a placement year in industry

Essential Skills

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.

Employer Perspective

“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

Student Perspective

"During my time on placement, I was able to
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 Employment Centre.

Contact us

Tel: 01902 321457
Email: andreawoolley@wlv.ac.uk