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How to apply

Application process

  • Students register their interest in a work placement during their second year by contacting the University's Employability Service
  • Placements are advertised by the Employability Service during the second year
  • Alternatively, students can find their own placement employer and submit this to the Employability Service
  • With support from the Employability Service, students apply for placements with a CV or application and cover letter as if it were a normal job
  • Those who are offered and accept a placement enrol in their placement year
  • Students are assigned an academic supervisor within the Psychology Department who acts as a mentor and provides support on a day-to-day basis.



Express interest in a work placement

End of August

Secure placement and inform Employability Service
(provide contact details, health & safety check, signed agreement)

15 September

Induction for work placement students

1 October

Start of the work placement

Support during and after your application

The Employability Service provides application and interview support throughout the entire process, including help writing CVs and cover letters.

During the application process we also assist students in identifying their ideal career path and help them find suitable placement avenues to follow. Once students have a clear focus on the type of activities that would benefit their career choice it is easier to identify whether an opening matches their interests or not. This ensures students select positions that will help them pursue their long-term career goals.

After a successful application students receive full support from our team throughout their placement. Each student is assigned an academic supervisor whose role it is to help students manage any problems they may face during the placement and guide them towards starting their final year project while on placement.

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