What is it?
The University of East Anglia currently offers science students courses that allow them to spend the third year of their degree working in industry. Only students who have demonstrated the highest levels of achievement during the first two years of their degree qualify for the Year in Industry programme. Links to brief course descriptions can be found by clicking here
How does the Year in Industry work?
What are the benefits?
- A student joins the company pay roll for at least 30 weeks (there is some flexibility).
- Arrangements take place between January and June with placements starting during the summer (exact arrangements are flexible)
- A student is backed by a mentor from the University, and a supervisor nominated from within the company.
- Students gain valuable experience of science in the workplace.
- Placements can help a company to enhance and influence their future workforce.
- The Year in Industry programme provides a pool of experienced science graduates from which to recruit, and companies often offer students employment after graduation.
- Industry benefits from students coming from a strong research environment, with an ethos of research-led teaching.
to browse through some of our Year in Industry case studies to find out how working with students can add value to your organisation.
If you would like to find out more about individual Year in Industry programmes or can offer a student a work-based placement please contact the Director of Learning and Teaching within the relevant school
. They can discuss your options and introduce you to a pool of available students.