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Preparing our students for the future

Work experience is a critical factor in gaining future graduate employment. We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.  

To boost your employability you can choose to do a placement as part of almost all undergraduate degrees we offer at Bangor. Placements can be a year in length (taken between years 2 and 3), 3 months or 2 weeks (minimum 70 hours, taken during year 2).

If you see the Placement Year logo on a course page, it indicates that there are work placement opportunities available if you follow that course.

Placement

Placement Year

The placement year provides you with a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop valuable skills and contacts through working with a self-sourced organisation relevant to your degree subject.

You will be expected to find and arrange a suitable placement to complement your degree, and will be fully supported throughout by a dedicated member of staff at your academic School and the University’s Skills and Employability Services.

Previous and current students have worked with a wide variety of placement providers, ranging from private companies to educational organizations, charities, government authorities and non-governmental organizations.Students have been placed on work experience with hosts such as Santander Bank, Siemens Healthineers, Coutts, Venue Cymru, WRU, BBC Cymru, Zip World and Gen2.

Our students who have undertaken a placement year have highlighted how the experience has helped them to develop invaluable networks, confidence and life experience as well as subject knowledge and skills that have boosted their employability.

Please note: From 2020/21 the fee will be set at £1,350 for all placement, sandwich and international years.

For fees for international students, please contact the International Education Centre.