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What is a Science Year in Industry placement?

A Year in Industry placement is a year long period of work experience in which the student works at your organisation in a supervised role. They gain valuable work experience and you benefit from someone who can bring fresh and innovative insight into your projects.

These placements happen between a student’s second and last year and are recognised as part of their degree. Many students go on to work for their placement host after they have graduated.

UEA currently offers a Year in Industry programme in the Faculty of Science which includes the schools:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Actuarial Science
  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences

What are the benefits to taking on a Science Year in Industry student?

  • Benefit from the innovation of UEA students with skills relevant to your business needs.
  • Cost effective additional staff for between 9 and 12 months. To attract the right students and to encourage access to all, we strongly encourage you to pay.
  • Offers a pipeline for graduate recruitment – get a jump on the competition by working with bright students with the right skills ahead of graduation.

Recruiting Year in Industry Students

We are keen to work with you directly to build a partnership that meets your needs and benefits our students. Get in touch at to start the conversation about working together.

You can advertise your existing vacancies for free on our online jobs portal MyCareerCentral. This allows you to advertise your placement directly to UEA students and raise the profile of your opportunities.

If taking on the student yourself is an issue for your organisation, contact us about ways we can help you.

Key Dates

We welcome your opportunity at any time. We do recommend promotion from October for students to start in September. Speak to us about when and how to reach the right students.


To discuss Science Year in Industry, contact