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Design work placements

Gain valuable work experience in the design industry and improve your future job prospects with a placement during your studies.

A design degree with a work placement is a great start to your CV. On all of our undergraduate courses, you will have the option to undertake a year’s placement to get hands-on experience of what the working world is like. 

Being able to graduate with a year of work experience already under your belt will set you apart from the competition when you start your career. It will expose you to professionals in the industry who you can learn from, will allow you to make contacts, and can help to develop your skills in presenting, working to a brief, and hitting deadlines.

A dedicated placement tutor from Brunel’s Professional Development Centre will work with you to help you secure your placement, and a tutor from the Design department will check in with you regularly while you work to ensure all is going well. 

Previous students have completed placements at high profile companies such as British Airways, BAE Systems, Bosch, Canon, Jaguar Land Rover and Marks and Spencer.

Use your placement year to study abroad

A year abroad will allow you to encounter new challenges and experience a different culture whilst developing new skills.

Design at Brunel has partnerships with universities across the globe, and you can choose to study with them for a year during any of our undergraduate degrees.

Choose to study at one of the following:

  • Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy)
  • San Francisco State University (USA)
  • Higher Institute of Rubika Design (France)

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