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 local area to see if anyone can help you.

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


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