A work placement is a partnership between a student, an employer and an education provider (Leeds Beckett University). The aim of a placement is to give students a realistic view of what working as a graduate would be like. We are always on the lookout for quality employers to provide placements for our students.

Courses have a range of placements. In some areas such as health, social care and education, placements are a statutory part of training to become a professional. In other courses placements may be of a year’s duration, or shorter work based learning elements.

A student on placement, receives the support of the university, and works for the employer delivering an agreed programme of work. On one year placements the student is effectively an employee of your organisation, doing a regular job alongside colleagues. Smart employers know this is a great way to ‘try before buy’ and select the very best students to work with your company on a long term basis. The student gets the chance to develop their skills.

On shorter placements, the students normally work to a project brief (which we call learning outcomes). This is often specified by the employer, to be a project which makes a difference to you and gives our students the chance to do graduate level work.

We have a really wide range of placement models and options and would be delighted to talk to you about your requirements.  Please contact us at