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Information for Students about Work Placements

​A work experience placement is a compulsory part of your studies here at the Cardiff School of Management and is academically assessed.

A completed placement will help to provide you with the following personal outcomes

  • It's a great opportunity to develop and improve your employability skills
  • You'll add value to your CV
  • You can put theory in to practice
  • You make and develop links with prospective employers
  • You can optimise your chance of securing employment after graduation

Programme details

The minimum requirement is a 15 day placement during your second year of study.  You will have a day a week free of lectures to go out into a business or organisation to complete your placement.

Here at the Cardiff School of Management we have guidance on what placements are available, help in securing a placement, advice on how it is arranged and how it will fit with your academic study.

Want to do more than the compulsory 15 days?

Most courses here allow you to undertake a full year in industry. Competitive though it is to find a year out, it is an area to explore further and we can help with the search

For further help, contact our dedicated placement team via email at csmworkplacements@cardiffmet.ac.uk or telephone 02920 205671

Further resources

Year out Information

You may want to look for a placement overseas.  To find placements abroad look at multinational companies and see if they're offering placements in their overseas offices.  The university placement advisers have a list of options in various organisations and companies which can help you source overseas sandwich year placements.

If you are doing a year out industrial placement as part of your course, you'll need to check that the placement is relevant to your degree and that the university approves of the placement.

Erasmus Funding

For placements in EU countries there is the added bonus that you may be able to apply through Erasmus and be eligible for an Erasmus grant. Follow the link erasmus@cardiffmet.ac.uk for further information. 

Santander Funding

You can give your career or studies a boost by getting valuable industry experience and skills through the Santander Universities SME internship programme.  To find out more visit the www.santander.co.uk/uk/santander-universities/about-us


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Testimonials from students

"I am really enjoying my placement at the Kings Weston House Hotel I am working with a full-time events co-ordinator and undertake administrative and customer service roles. I have been offered further paid work and there may even be a job at the end of university. My manager has said that I am asset to the team."

Olivia Ellis - Events Management

"The summer has been incredible and I've learnt a lot at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. I am also pleased to say that they have asked me to return next year and when I graduate"

Emma Round - Hospitality & Events management

 "The uppermost reason for undertaking a work placement at the Azuridge Boutique Hotel, Alberta is to learn. For me, learning through seeing, participating and helping in the running of the events gave me the most invaluable of experiences and helped me with my degree"

Emma Smith – Event Management