Work placements in the UK and overseas

After year two, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you’ve gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating.

Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity and support you while you are there.

Alternatively, you will have the opportunity to complete the ‘Learning in the Workplace’ semester where you work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement. This ‘Learning in the Workplace’ experience is recognised by the University as a placement and offers students an accelerated opportunity to complete their studies and gain work experience in three rather than four years. By successfully completing this experience, you will be able to obtain ‘placement’ in your degree title and enter directly into the final year of studies. Previously this has been offered at The Stanley Hotel in Colorado, USA and Eurocamp


Support for finding work experience

Students have access to our Careers Connect team and employability advisors to support them with applications, interviews, etc. Students have access to the university wide Unihub system which is our own university job portal.  We also have an area of this website (The Event Management Hub) where we advertise work experience, part-time jobs, placements, graduate roles specifically in the Events, Festival, and Esports sector to support students with their first steps into their industry.  If working for yourself is your dream there is lots of support available from the Enterprise team and our i-lab team for so whatever your  ambitions we can help you make that a reality. 

Work experience with Festival Republic

We have had a relationship with leading festival giant Festival Republic for the past three years, taking students onsite to Latitude and Leeds Festival in a number of roles.  Students have completed week long and month long internships gaining insight into the workings of a large festival site. 

Hear from student Mel about her experience of working with Festival Republic

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