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Careers & Placements

Choosing Warwick will give you the opportunity to maximise your career prospects. Our degrees are attractive to employers both in the UK and internationally. We have a strong University Student Careers and Skills Service, who offer valuable graduate careers support.

The School of Engineering has a dedicated Placements and Internships Officer who actively encourages students to gain relevant work experience through a summer or year-long placement, and provides guidance to help prepare you for the recruitment and selection procedures used by employers in the UK and overseas.

Students can also opt to study abroad for a year, either by taking an intercalated year or via an exchange programme. Studying abroad provides an opportunity to live and study in a different cultural setting and can enhance the learning experience.

Alternatively, a Year in Research is an option for those who may want to develop a career in academia or a particular field of research.

“My placement has given me invaluable industry experience, and allows me to put an industry perspective on things learned in 4th year.”

Daniel, placement student at BMW Mini Plant, Oxford

My placement year gave me an incredible experience that I’ll never be able to recreate after this year. Working as an engineer and having real responsibilities opens your eyes to what you will use your degree for, and gives you the drive and motivation to come back and finish it so you can get back to the world of work!”

Roxy, placement student at Tetra Engineering, Nice, France