At Hallam you don't just learn it – you do it
On many of our courses, you’ll have the chance to take on a work placement, putting your learning into practice in a real job. Every year, we offer over 23,000 placements and work with over 1,000 employers so you can find the right experience for you. Our students have worked for organisations like Sony, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen, the NHS, Siemens and Disney.
Our graduates who complete a placement year go on to earn 21% more on average than those who don't.
(Based on 2016/17 DLHE Survey: respondents declaring status as in-work, and choosing to declare a salary. The figure provided is based on the University total.)
Electronic engineering student Rajan spent the third year of his course on placement at Siemens UK, developing new products and undertaking competitor research.
Politics student and aspiring lawyer Sherene Modi tells us about an eye-opening work placement in South Africa.
Sam Ashoo studied Journalism at Sheffield Hallam. His placement at Sheffield United inspired him to pursue a dream career.
International hospitality and business management student Amy Scott travelled to Colorado in the USA to spend nine months working for the famous Stanley Hotel.
Lewis Saunderson is a BA Media student. For his third-year placement, he worked for the charity Stainforth 4 All, helping to build a strong, cooperative community in Stainforth, Doncaster.