Recruit our current students

We provide high quality placement students to businesses throughout the UK and overseas, offering students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and prepare for a career in business. Our close links with industry and the professions mean that our business courses – many of which are accredited by professional bodies – equip our students with exactly the skills they need to make a valuable contribution to your business.

Whatever the size or capabilities of your organisation, you will reap considerable benefits from employing placement students.

Birmingham City Business School students can make a genuine contribution to your organisation. They are individuals who can add value and make a positive impact.

Here are some of the benefits that employers enjoy by offering work placements to our students:

  • Motivated, flexible and enthusiastic individuals who can inject creative and innovative ideas into our business.
  • Specialised, up-to-date knowledge in business theory that can support your business needs, with an international perspective.
  • A flexible, cost-effective, short-term way of increasing your workforce to focus on a specific project.
  • A low-risk way to trial a student for a graduate job – many of our students go on to work for their placement organisation.
  • Improved profile with our students and your future graduate workforce.

How placements help our students

Our students truly value the credible industry experience that their placements bring, relishing their improved skills and confidence. They understand just how invaluable an opportunity a placement can be, and in our experience, really work hard to make a genuine contribution to the organisations they’re placed at.

Where do we place students?

Our placement students have worked for a range of international and national employers, including well-known leading brands, small and medium-sized enterprises, charities and public sector organisations. These cover a wide range of industry sectors, including business, finance, retail, human resources, management, marketing, advertising and public relations. Our placement scheme is highly regarded by many employers, who return to us year after year.

We have placed students with leading brands such as Disney, KPMG, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Nissan, Volkswagen, Marks and Spencer, Unilever and Sky, as well as SMEs and public sector organisations.

Organisations who have provided placement opportunities

Our Placement Team – here to help

We offer a professional, efficient service to employers, from promoting vacancies, arranging interviews and providing free facilities on campus for presentations and interviews. We can also provide students with information about professional internships.

If you’re interested in offering a placement or would like more information please contact:

Student Placement and Employability Manager
T: + 44 (0) 121 331 5460
E: businessplacements@bcu.ac.uk or helen.wright @bcu.ac.uk