Work placements and internships

We offer a variety of work experience opportunities, that can enhance your CV and prospects for your future career. Opportunities can be incorporated alongside your studies or taken as part of a sandwich placement year.

12 month sandwich placement

All undergraduate students studying at the University of Wolverhampton Business School have the opportunity to undertake a 12-month industrial placement as part of their degree programme.

The placement year is undertaken in year three of a four-year programme. There are many benefits to be gained from doing a placement. For example, you will:

  • gain valuable work experience in a business area you are interested in
  • develop a range of skills including work related skills demanded by graduate employers
  • put theory into practice
  • develop a network of business contacts
  • gain financial rewards as all our placements are paid
  • improve your confidence levels
  • develop your employability.

You can choose to do your placement anywhere in the UK or overseas (subject to Visa requirements). Throughout your placement search and placement year students have the support of the Employability and Placement Unit which will advertise placement vacancies, and help with job search skills.

Many of our students return to their placement company after graduation.

Find out more about placements

Overseas placements/internships

Overseas placements/internships provide valuable international work experience and an alternative learning opportunity that will not only enhance your CV, but will provide you with an insight into different cultures and customs.

Find out more about opportunities abroad.


Volunteering is a great way to obtain key work experience, graduate skills and gain satisfaction from helping a particular charity or project. There are a wide variety of opportunities which you can lend your time to and receive recognition for your hard work. Employers value this type of activity as it demonstrates your commitment and dedication to this learning experience.

Find out more about volunteering on the Volunteer Central website.

Summer internships

A summer internship is an ideal opportunity to undertake work experience over the summer period to increase your knowledge, enhance your skills and boost your CV. Internships can be full-time, part-time, paid or unpaid and usually last from two to twelve weeks.