Placements are one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience and can often lead to your first graduate job.

At De Montfort University (DMU) we deliver a university experience that will fully prepare you for the competitive job market. From real-world placements to projects set and graded by leading employers, our courses are designed to equip you with the skills and experience highly sought after by today's employers.

Format of placements can vary depending on the course of study. We offer a range of options from 12 month sandwich placements, summer placements, internal placements and a number of courses have work based learning practice placements integrated into the curriculum as a professional requirement

Put theory into practice with year-long placements and get a head start in your graduate career.

As well as discovering how your studies relate to the real world, you will learn new skills, make contacts, improve your confidence and, most importantly, future employers will know you have the experience to become a real asset to their organisation. Work-based placements enable you to gain valuable experience to help you get ahead in the job market. That's why more than 1,850 DMU students undertake different types of placements each year.

Did you know?

  • More than one third of students who undertake a placement year go on to secure employment with the company (
  • Seventy per cent of employers who offer placements go on to employ at least one of the students when they graduate (Hobsons)
  • Many employers offer placements as a tool for future employee recruitment  

Dedicated work-based learning/placement units

Staff in DMU’s dedicated placement units in the faculties of Business and Law, Health and Life Sciences and Technology will find you the perfect placement and are on hand to support you along the way.

  • Access hundreds of placement opportunities
  • Get one-to-one CV advice and interview preparation
  • Take part in a range of training sessions
  • Receive support from a dedicated tutor throughout your placement
  • Gain valuable feedback from your employers to help you improve your performance
  • Kick-start your CV with a range of professional skills
  • Boost your confidence and improve your interpersonal skills
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