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Undergraduate work placement year | Brunel Business School

All our business degrees include the option of a work placement year between your second and third year.

In addition to providing the opportunity to put what you’ve learnt in your degree into practice, and to earn some much appreciated money, our students find their work placement experience significantly enhances their career prospects when they come to graduate. In fact many students are offered employment with their work placement company upon graduation. You'll be working in the same capacity as you would when you graduate so it will give you a taste of what's to come, hopefully, including all the challenges and rewards.

Placements are available at different sized organisations across the public and private sector, so you can choose the type of experience most suited to you. You’ll need to apply for these positions in much the same way as you would a job, so it’ll be useful experience in that respect too.

The good news is that through our Business Life programme and the University’s Professional Development Centre, you should be well prepared to make the best applications you can.

Placements tend to last 44 weeks. During your placement, an academic member of staff from Brunel Business School will keep in touch, and your employer will be invited to attend a tutorial day at Brunel with you.

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An employer's view on Brunel work placements

This list of previous employers shows the breadth and diversity of potential placements, so aim high!

 Airline & Motoring 

  • British Airways 
  • Toyota
  • Nissan
  • Vauxhall
  • Air France

Banking & Finance 

  • Ernst & Young
  • Credit Suisse
  • Lloyds TSB
  • Goldman Sachs

 Technology & Computing 

  • IBM
  • Xerox
  • Cannon
  • Microsoft

Sports & Entertainment 

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Warner Bros
  • Adidas
  • Chelsea Football Club
  • Nintendo

And many more!

  • Hertz
  • United Biscuits
  • Diageo
  • Pfizer