Types of placements available

Without the networking I did on my placement I would be very much stuck with what to do post-graduation, as well as being unaware of a huge number of career opportunities.

Dan Radcliffe BA Business Management with employment experience 2016, placement at Microsoft

As an undergraduate student at Sheffield University Management School, you have the option to convert your degree into a ‘Degree with Employment Experience.’ Whilst there are lots of placement opportunities in the UK, there are also year-long placements available around the world. Organisations that Management School students take a placement year in industry with typically include; L'Oréal, Disney, Rolls-Royce, HP, Microsoft, SAP, and Hewlett Packard.

The summer between your first and second year or second and third year is a great opportunity to gain some employment experience. Summer placements, sometimes referred to as internships, are usually structured 8 - 12-week placements within a company, taking place between June and August. If you are a PGT student, you may have the opportunity to do a placement or internship at the end of your degree.

On CampUS Placements is coordinated by the Careers Service to help you enhance your employability skills through offering paid, project-based placements with academic and professional services departments within the University.

Your placement will last for 100 hours – a maximum of 16 hours per week during term time - and you will be paid a bursary of £1000 for the 100 hours. By working on an On CampUS Placement you will be contributing to the development of projects around the University whilst learning new and valuable skills which will in turn enhance your CV for future employment.

Placements are available to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from all degree disciplines and could include market research, events management, social media strategy, degree related research and much more.

On CampUS Placements will be advertised on Career Connect at the start of each academic year.

For more information on placements, see the Careers Service website or book an appointment with a Careers Consultant through your Career Connect account: