Placements and Internships

Types of work placements available

  • Company visits and insight days – Invite students to visit your premises and showcase the variety of roles you offer.
  • Work shadowing – Observational activity allowing a student the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of a specific role.
  • Short term placements/Internships – Up to 3 months duration, that can be offered on a flexible basis.
  • Live projects – Negotiated pieces of work, either undertaken on an individual or group basis.
  • Industrial placements/Internships – Up to 12 months duration, typically taken as the penultimate year of study.
  • Volunteering – Unpaid period of work in the third sector.


Benefits of offering a work placement

Being involved as an employer in the work-based element of a university course brings a number of benefits:

  • It can be a way of taking forward projects that have been put on hold
  • It can be a cost effective solution to your recruitment needs
  • Students can bring new ideas and a fresh perspective
  • It is a good way to test a potential future employee
  • It could improve efficiency in your sector by producing a better educated, more informed workforce with the required skills.


How to proceed

  • Advertise your work placement opportunity, free of charge via UniLife Connect
  • The University of South Wales have dedicated Careers Advisers and Work Placement Advisers for each Faculty, who can provide specialist advice and support.


Guidance for First-Time Placement Providers
Please click here


Meet our Team


General enquiries
  Email: uswplacements@southwales.ac.uk Telephone : 01443 482080