Industrial placement year

Undergraduate student James King on his industrial placement

All our courses allow you to undertake an industrial placement year as part of your degree (either in the third year of the BEng or the third or fourth year of the MEng). An industrial placement year is a great way to help you decide what kind of career you might like when you graduate.

If you decide to undertake an industrial placement year, this will extend your studies by 12 months. On successfully completing your placement, you’ll be awarded the ‘industrial’ variant in your degree title so that you can demonstrate your unique expertise to future employers. Your placement can also count towards the professional experience required, if you wish to become a chartered engineer.

Our dedicated Employability Team will provide you with a comprehensive support service whilst you’re searching for an industrial placement. This includes:

  • access to placement lectures
  • workshops
  • one-to-one CV appointments
  • mock interviews and assessment centres
  • communications highlighting placement vacancies.  

An academic tutor from Leeds will also visit you during your industrial placement year. This tutor will meet with you and your line manager, offer support and guidance, and discuss your re-integration into studies.

Alex Starling on his Industrial Placement year at  Guardian Industries Ltd

Alex Starling, industrial placement year at Guardian Industries Ltd

Hannah Gee on her industrial placement year at Indivior

Hannah Gee, industrial placement year at Indivior

James Philip on his industrial placement year at INVISTA

James Philip, industrial placement year at INVISTA