A way to combine the benefits of a degree with a work placement
If you're deciding between studying for a degree or going straight into work then a sandwich course is a good solution that gives you the benefits of both experiences.
A four-year sandwich course combines an undergraduate degree with a year-long placement in a professional setting.
Make valuable professional contacts as well as using what you've learnt on your course, and you won’t pay any fees during your placement year.
Your sandwich year is an opportunity to develop skills and networks to get work ready.
You'll meet new people and build connections in the area where you want to work. They are an opportunity to gain professional knowledge about your industry as well as develop essential soft skills that are relevant in all jobs, such as teamwork.
Sandwich courses are proven to be effective because you'll learn skills in the first years of your university course to use during your placement. Then you'll build upon your experience from the workplace to enhance your studies in your final year back at university.