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Would you like to bring talent into your business?  Do you have a project that needs completing but don't have the necessary staff resources, why not consider one of our placement or internship schemes?

Here you can explore the options available in order to find out which would be of most benefit to you.

One-Year Sandwich/Industrial Placements

A sandwich placement is a 12-month period of work-related learning which allows the student to acquire, practice and develop skills that would not ordinarily be acquired in an academic learning environment. Sandwich placements are scheduled for 12 months between mid-June and mid-September annually (between the second and final year of the student's undergraduate programme). Students are paid a salary by the employer (typical salaries range from £16k to £21k per annum). Employers can access students from the following disciplines:

Chester Business School

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Finance
  • Business Management
  • Business Management with a special focus – either HR, Finance, Marketing or Entrepreneurship
  • Business with Psychology
  • Digital Marketing
  • Events Management
  • Events and Festival Management
  • International Business Management (and with a language option)
  • International Tourism Management (and with a language option)
  • Marketing Management
  • Sports Management

To find out more about Chester Business School 12-month placements please contact: Steph Hodge  or Connie Hancock

Workplace Experiences

Workplace Experiences are administered by the Employer Engagement Team within Careers and Employability. The team can be contacted via T: 01244 513066 or E:

Find out more

Five-week Work Based Learning Placements (Unpaid)

Five-week unpaid placements provide the opportunity for students to develop employability skills whilst undertaking a project or piece of work that benefits your organisation. Placements are scheduled between April-May annually. Second year undergraduate students from all academic disciplines are available to undertake placements. Benefits include:

  • Student takes responsibility for a defined project
  • Offers a fresh perspective, new ideas and skills
  • Development opportunities for staff
  • Opportunity for collaborative working with the University
  • Helps to further develop the workforce of the future
  • Extra pair of hands to aid productivity

Contact the WBL Team:


T: 01244 512100


Computer Science Placements

To find out more about Computer Science placements, please contact Richard Stocker:



Students gain valuable skills and unique employment opportunities through volunteering. The University has a large number of students who are engaged in volunteering and we are always looking for new opportunities.

If you are a not-for-profit, charity or community organisation and may be able to offer students a volunteering placement, please contact the Volunteering and Mentoring Team:

T: 01244 511550 (Info Point)


Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on @UoCVolunteering