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Work With Us

Offer a placement

Every Harper Adams degree includes a placement year in industry. Find out how you can boost your business and support future talent.

Why offer a placement?

You benefit

Every degree course at Harper Adams includes a placement year. Why? Because we know you, as employers, want graduates who have both real world experience and know their subject inside out. During their year in industry students take on the sorts of challenges they'll face when they're working for you. They learn how to communicate effectively, solve problems, make decisions, work independently and in teams, manage money and even staff. So by the time they graduate they have the confidence to get stuck in from day one.

Offering a placement gives employers the opportunity to:

  • Recruit from a huge pool of talent.
  • Get first choice of skilled graduates - many placement employers are impressed enough to offer their placement student a graduate job.
  • Enjoy closer ties to the leading university in the sector and our research.
  • Take on cost effective additional staff .
  • Get to know and train a student - it's a bit like an extended interview.
  • Benefit from students' up to date knowledge, fresh ideas and enthusiasm.
  • Raise your profile, and let your clients know your company cares about the education and training of the next generation.
  • Network with future talent at our careers and placement fairs.
  • Enable specific project work to be undertaken.

Students benefit

  • Good work experience.
  • Increased confidence and people skills.
  • The chance to learn and earn in the real world.
  • Exploring the field they want to work in.
  • Developing vocational skills.
  • Relating their work experiences to their studies.
  • Preparing them for graduate employment.

We support you

Our Placement Team is here to support both our students and our valued placement providers every step of the way, including:

  • Advertising your placement vacancies on our website.
  • A place at our careers and placement fair.
  • Matching your needs with potential students.
  • Facilitating interviews.
  • Preparing our students for working life before they join you.
  • The support of placement managers, visiting tutors and placement officers.
  • Ensuring students are mentored by a workplace supervisor.

Contact us

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