Careers Service


Meet the Placement Students

Over 1000 students a year from The University of Manchester opt to take either a placement year or take part in the Study Abroad programmes. If you are considering a placement, applying for a placement or have already secured your placement we’ve included some student stories below that we hope you’ll find inspiring. Read about our students who have completed their placement, how they went about choosing what to do, what kind of work they did and how it developed skills outside of academic study.

  1. Alex - Project Management Placement Sanofi
  2. Ashleigh – Research Associate Placement McCann Health
  3. Julie – Business Placement Pfizer
  4. Audit Associate Placement Deliotte
  5. IT Intern Placement P&G
  6. Alison - Research Placement Medical Research Council
  7. Sam - Business placement Unilever
  8. Rachel – Lab Technician (Materials) Placement English Fine Cottons
  9. Finance Assistant Placement NHS

If you would like to arrange an informal chat with a returning placement student you can ask your programmes placement team to arrange this. You can also search for UoM Alumni via The Manchester Network and choose Ask Me About option to approach graduates about their placement experiences.

I held a real role within the company which I found extremely rewarding
It was one of the best years of my life because I have learned so much and I developed from both a personal and business perspective