Work Based Learning

Employability module including 5-week placement (May-June)

We take our responsibility for preparing students for employment seriously by offering you the opportunity to develop work-based skills, abilities and competencies.

We have a national reputation for our experiental and work based learning modules, which form an integral part of the undergraduate courses.

Most second year (Level 5) undergraduate students will undertake the Work Based Learning module which involves spending 5 weeks (May-June) working for an organisation.  In addition to the project outcomes or work tasks completed during the placement, each student will produce a reflective report that focuses on their skills development.

Students value Work Based Learning which they say provides opportunities to:

  • try out a future career
  • gain expertise and experience in a particular role or occupation
  • apply academic subject knowledge in a work setting
  • develop practical, work-related skills (e.g. project management, decision making, negotiating skills and teamwork)
  • build your networks
  • learn about graduate employment and enhance your employability

Placements can be based anywhere in the UK, in organisations large or small.  In addition to the wide variety of placement opportunities advertised by the WBL Office, students are able to nominate an organisation from their own contacts or searches.