Brunel Business School is amongst the first few Business Schools in the UK to introduce postgraduate placements for students completing their Masters programmes as far back as 2011. This feature, pioneered in the UK for undergraduate students by Brunel University London, is becoming more popular amongst more mature students, for whom such a placement can serve as a springboard to often an extremely competitive labour market. Postgraduate work placement employers cover all related expenses with many also providing a salary.
Placements are an integral part of the courses and students receive support from the academic staff and the Professional Development Centre while on placement.
MSc Applied Corporate Brand Management
Previous placement roles have included project manager, marketing executive, brand researcher, internal communication officer and marketing officer among others.
Work placements are offered to suitable candidates with companies represented in the Applied Corporate Brand Management Advisory Board amongst others:
- Heathrow Airport
- Telefónica Europe
- Radley Yeldar
- Jim Northover Limited
- Network Rail
- Right Management
- Tata Beverages
- Tetley Tea
Students who start their degrees in September will do their placement between June and September, with some starting their placements on a part-time basis in January.
Work placements where students will be taking up roles in e-marketing, HR, finance and client services have already been secured in the following companies:
- Grant Thornton
- Coats plc
- Better Lettings