Work Placements

You should start searching for a Sandwich Year placement at the start of the second year of your degree, as places may be limited.

The Faculty Office:, 0121 202 2600 can offer advice and support.

You should also try the following resources:

The Internet

Search the internet for that golden opportunity. The Web is a particularly useful starting place for students looking for placements with large nationally and internationally known companies. And remember that many of the large companies employ Sandwich Year students every year and conduct their recruitment processes early. So don’t procrastinate!

CEBE Placement Moodle Module (2 Year Students)

The Placements Office maintains and updates this site on a weekly basis with opportunities discovered through various search methods and vacancies notified by employers. It is important that you visit this site every week and apply promptly for all suitable opportunities. The site also contains lots of useful information and is able to record your progress.

Birmingham Central Library

For those looking for something local, visit Birmingham Central Library and check out their database of companies which is categorised by business sector, so you won’t have to search through the whole lot!

  1. Employers rarely advertise placement opportunities in newspapers but they can be useful for discovering the identity of organisations which may be worth approaching. You don’t even have to buy the paper. Newspapers normally advertise job opportunities on their websites.

Your tutors often have useful company contacts. Ask!

Friends and Family

Each year a number of students find placements with employers where a relative or friend works. Don’t be shy. Nepotism works.