Business School Placements

Invaluable industry experience

There's no better way to prepare for work than to experience it first-hand. That’s why we put so much time and dedication into our Business Placements Scheme.

You'll work alongside our Careers+ team to find the perfect company and role for you. It's the best way to gain a clear advantage over the competition, building your experience and your confidence by putting theory into practice in a real business environment.


Business Management student, Caitlin, did a placement year at Spinmaster:

Spin Master designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a wide range of innovative toys, games, and entertainment products for children and families. Some of their most popular brands include Hatchimals, Paw Patrol, Bakugan, and Kinetic Sand.


Logo of Mattel

Marketing, Advertising and PR student, Chris, undertook his placement at Mattel.

Mattel is a global children's entertainment company that specialises in design and manufacturing of toys and consumer products. They produce Barbie, Hot Wheels, Thomas the Tank Engine and world-famous toys.

Goodyear Dunlop

Business Management student, Amine, did a placement year at Goodyear Dunlop:

Dunlop Tyres is a brand of tyres managed by various companies around the world, one of which being Goodyear, who runs its operations in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.


The micro-placement scheme at Birmingham City University is a programme aimed at supporting student employability through short-term placements with local and regional businesses.

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Birmingham City Business School takes pride in being situated in the heart of Birmingham, the UK's second biggest city. It's renowned for its entrepreneurial and commercial past, present and future.

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Working in industry

Our Business School is proud to have hundreds of connections with organisations, ranging from global corporations to independent local businesses. These connections fuel our students’ studies and give them an insight into the professional world.

Working in industry


Placements are one of the best ways of gaining hands on industry experience in a real, professional setting. Our students have undertaken placements at Panasonic, BMW, Mattel and many more.

Placements at BCU

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