Engineering Placements

Engineering placements are a fantastic opportunity to get practical engineering experience, applying the theory of University to the technical requirements of the working world.

As placements become more and more popular university courses now offer sandwich options with a designated year on placement. However, 12 months isn’t the only route with opportunities ranging from a few weeks in the summer to the full 12 months.

Summer placements can be taken between any years of study, but the year-long placements are taken after the second year of a three-year course and the second or third year for a four-year course.


As a student placement offers you:

  • Boosting your CV
  • Paid work
  • Interesting and challenging projects
  • Opportunities to apply your learning
  • A break from study
  • Potential further training from your employer
  • Developing a network 

Where to find placements:

Still having problems finding a placement?  Do get in touch with us and we can reach out to our members in your area to see if anyone can help you.

Engineering placements FAQ - read FAQ's about placements written by students for students Login to members area.


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As an employer, placement students offer you:

  • Excellent employees without long-term commitment
  • An opportunity to fill a temporary vacancy or get help with a project
  • A chance to raise your profile on campus among a future graduate workforce
  • Opportunities to develop links with the University, which may lead to joint research
  • Access to high quality future graduates

Where to advertise placements:

  • Advertise on WES Jobs, newsletter or journal
  • Or get in touch with WES about being a Partner with access to a wide range of benefits whether you are a SME or a Global brand.