Work placement opportunities

  • Gensler
  • SBDP
  • Fira

Gaining industry experience during your degree is key in helping you get your foot in the door once you graduate. On our courses, you’ll get the unique opportunity to undertake a work placement during your second year. With our excellent links across a range of disciplines, you’ll gain excellent insight and real-world projects to enhance your CV.

Working with our key academics you’ll have the chance to shape a work placement to your area of interest, whether it be with a multinational practice or local firm. You’ll be supported with assistance on your CV, portfolio and interview techniques, as well as finding the best fit for you to help you get the most form the experience.


Gensler placementBA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA Part 1 Exemption)

Work placement at Gensler 

During the Architecture course, student Adam Nuttall completed a work placement with world leading design firm, Gensler. 



Read more about Adam's placement at Gensler


SBDP placementBA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design 

Work placement at Suzanne Barnes Design Partnership (SBDP) 

During the Interior Architecture and Design course, students Shannen Doren and Von Dimson completed a work placement with Suzanne Barnes Design Partnership (SBDP), Interior Design Practice based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. 


Read more about Shannen and Von's placement


Fira placementBA (Hons) Landscape Architecture 

Work placement at Fira 

During the Landscape Architecture course, student Daniela Teleku completed a work placement at Fira, nationally recognised Landscape Architecture practice. 


Read more about Daniela's placement at Fira


Product and Furniture work placementsBA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design 

A new work experience module has been built into the second year, giving all students the opportunity to develop professional attributes and subject skills through experience in the work place, and to critically reflect and use the skills in further study.


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