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Placements and Internships for students and graduates

The University of Cumbria Business School organises undergraduate and graduate placements through its Business Placement Service team. These can be of between 4 weeks to 12 months (part-time or full-time) in local companies in Cumbria and surrounding regions for students and graduates from any UK College or University.

How will this help me?

Placements are invaluable in giving you an advantage over other students/graduates. The experience you gain during these placements can include business specific experience using the skills you have learned during your studies as well as transferable skills such as communication, team working, time management and organisational skills amongst many others.
It also gives you a chance to try working for a particular type of company or in a particular environment before committing yourself to it in the long-term.

What would I be expected to do?

The work would be a project based placement which will focus on a particular issue that the company has to resolve. The type of work available depends very much on the type/needs of the company. Past projects have included working on the development of websites, re-designing marketing material, streamlining working processes and undertaking research.
Our team of Business Advisers work with local Cumbrian businesses to ensure that each Student or Graduate will be working on project of real value to both them and the business.

What would I be paid?

All placements organised through the Business Placement Service are paid at least the minimum wage for the duration of the project.

How do I get to hear about any vacancies?

The most important thing to do is to register your details with us to receive our weekly newsletter. This will give you a list of all the current placement vacancies.

Alternatively, you can view vacancies on www.cumbria.ac.uk/grab.
You are welcome to register on our database if you are not a student or graduate of the University of Cumbria.

How do I apply for a placement vacancy?

Each candidate is asked to complete an application form for their chosen placement. This can be done by clicking on the 'application form' alongside the chosen vacancy.
All applications should be emailed to jobsandplacements@cumbria.ac.uk.  
All applications are then viewed and shortlisted by the Business Placement Service team and the Business.
Successful candidates shortlisted will be invited to interview.

Our Careers service can help with creating a professional CV and tips for the interview process.

Contact us:

For any queries regarding registering or applying for vacancies,
please contact us at:
jobsandplacements@cumbria.ac.uk or telephone 01228 888731.