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Power up your business with an Engineering student


Could you offer a work placement to our skilled and hardworking Engineering students? 

As the UK's most targeted university by graduate employers and a top ten university for Engineering, students at Nottingham have become renowned for their quality, tenacity and can-do attitude.

We pride ourselves on our ability to give our students the best opportunities to help them develop personally and professionally. As part of our careers support offering, we are connecting with a variety of employers and organisations, to provide our engineering students with a range of placements - which also bring benefits to your business. 

Provide a placement

Complete a short application form to register your placement and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon.

Register your placement


The benefits of offering a placement

  • Innovation - enhance your organisation with fresh ideas, enthusiasm and up-to-date technical knowlegde
  • Low-cost support - our skilled students can complete projects and conduct valuable cost-effective research
  • Recruitment - raise your company's profile and work with talented students who could be future employees

Types of placements we're looking for

Summer Placements

Summer placement

Three month paid engineering placements are a great way to boost your business over the summer and gives you a good opportunity to get to know a student if you're thinking of offering longer-term work experience.  

Promote your summer placement

Architecture Practise Placements 

Professional Practise Placement in Architecture

With a world class department of Architecture that offers fully accredited programmes, we are looking to partner with practises who would like to offer a talented Architecture student a year on placement.

Provide a practise placement



One year industrial placements 

Year in industry

We encourage all our Engineering students to take part in a one year placement, as it gives them the opportunity to apply their learning in context, and develop their transferable skills and commercial awareness.

Placements start in June and end in September the following year, with Engineering students available in:  

  • Aerospace
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical & Environmental
  • Electronic & Electrical
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design & Manufacture

We will support you with all aspects of recruitment for industrial placements, from advertising roles to organising interviews and making offers.

Provide a placement

Summer Engineering Research Projects

Summer Engineering Research Programme

Every summer we offer our best undergratuate students the opportunity to jump into the shoes of an Engineering Researcher and work on the most exciting and ground-breaking research projects in the country. 

While research can take place in the University's technical labs with the support of an academic, we are inviting companies to propose and sponsor projects. 

Our Programme is a cost-effective way to conduct company research, and as a sponsor you have the flexibility set the project parametres and delivery dates. 

Our skilled students are supervised by a PhD student or Postdoctoral worker, and have access to a wide range of techical facilities on campus. You can also provide supervision if you prefer. 

We will undertake all promotional and recruitment work, leaving you free to interview a recommended shortlist of students. 

Propose a project 


Hear how our students have benefited

From skill development to confidence building, placements provide students with a variety of benefits. Hear from Thomas and Jess as they explain how work placements have given them a unique insight into industry and an opportunity to make a real-world impact. 

"My placement at JCB helped me confirm the area of engineering I wanted to pursue in my future career. I was able to apply the technical skills I'd learnt at University to real world applications while being supported in developing these skills by experienced engineers. I was treated simply as another member of the team."

Thomas, MEng Mechanical Engineering

"Protolan strive for excellence, they put you out of your comfort zone and maintain strong support. I have found working for them very rewarding and enjoyable."

Jess, MEng Chemical Engineering



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