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

Faculty of Business & Society (FBS)
Julie Gould, Julia Rees, Hannah Jones.

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science (CES)
Karin Rees
Lucy Picton.

Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI)
Glesni Ayres, Kate Czyrko

Faculty of Life Science & Education (LSE)  
Donna FreddiAngela Lewis

Placements Administrative Officer - Michelle Mahoney


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