Placement Year

A placement is a great way to apply and develop your skills, plus they are highly valued by employers. 

Most students at the University of Leeds are able to undertake a Year in Industry as part of their degree. This is normally after year 2 or after year 3 if you are on an integrated masters. 

Why complete a placement?

Completing a work placement will give you the opportunity to:

  • apply skills developed during your studies
  • learn about different industries and job sectors
  • make important career decisions 
  • boost your employability 
  • stand out when applying to roles with potential employers

There are so many positives to completing a placement year! You can read about some of our student’s experiences and the benefits they gained over on our blog

Where to start 

Each of our faculties has a dedicated Employability Team who can help you find and apply for placements and talk through the module requirements for your degree programme. You can find Employbility Team contact details here.  

If when speaking to your Faculty Employability Team they advise your home School does not offer a placement year option, you can take a placement via Student Careers and the CSER8000 Module. Please email for more information.  

You can find further support on how to search for, find and apply for a placement here.

Exclusive placement years for University of Leeds students!

Studying at Leeds gives you access to a range of paid placement year opportunities that are only open to students here at Leeds. Browse our latest vacancies on MyCareer and update your email preferences to ‘opportunities exclusive to me’ to hear about roles when they are advertised.

Opportunities are advertised all year round and in a variety of sectors including Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), charities, public sector organisations, as well as many placement years right here on campus!