Work placements for ARU students

Students in classroom

Let our students help you

Employ a student or graduate to work in your business on an internship or formal work placement and share their knowledge and enthusiasm.

Students who are taking a placement course bring new ideas and an additional resource to your business. They can also add significant value to your organisation.

As an employer, you'll offer our students something, too: invaluable experience, knowledge, and contacts in an industry relevant to their course.

We believe in equipping our students with the skills, knowledge and experience that makes them highly desirable to employers. The work placement year forms an integral part of the degree course, giving students an insight into their subject or industry of choice as well as the employability skills they’ll need for their future career.

We have students on placements courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

How can a placement student benefit my organisation?

Key information

"The Placement process by the ARU team is a fantastic opportunity for both the students and ourselves. It allows students to gain new experiences, which can’t be taught in a classroom, and allows us to find new talent which we hope to secure a long-term position."
Graeme Smith
Barratt Homes

For more information about what qualifies for a placement, which subject areas we work with and how the process works at ARU, please email

We also run a free monthly 30-minute webinar for employers to tell them all about placements – email us to find out more or to sign up for the next event.