One of Brunel’s distinctive features is the inclusion of work experience. Many courses offer a one-year block of work experience (a ‘thick-sandwich’ course) or in some cases two six-month periods (a ‘thin-sandwich’ course). Placements are usually paid, and some students are even offered permanent employment after they graduate. You may be able to apply for a Placement Bursary if your Placement is unpaid. Courses which do not offer sandwich placements often include a work experience module, so you can still gain experience before you graduate.

Brunel was named ‘Best Placement Service’ by and had won the accolade of ‘University with a Forward thinking Attitude to Work-Based Learning’. We also received a Matrix Excellence award, a quality standard for information advice and guidance services.

In the past students from the college have undertaken work experience in a wide range of employers, including the NHS, the Institute of Psychiatry, Holloway Prison, Queens Park Rangers Football Club, the London Sports Trust and Quiksilver.

For more information see the Placements and Careers Centre

Page last updated: Monday 07 March 2016