Undergraduate placement Business School

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to help undergraduates and postgraduates secure a placement with a leading organisation. We advertise hundreds of paid placement including exclusive opportunities with a number of employers.

The aim of a placement

A placement enables students to apply their knowledge and acquire practical experience during undergraduate study time. A placement will help you develop key skills, including personal and interpersonal skills, communication, numeracy, problem solving, a positive attitude towards change, values and personal integrity, and an understanding of the world of work.

Benefits of a placement year

  • Invaluable work experience relevant to your programme
  • The possibility of a graduate job offer at the end of your placement
  • A great CV, checked by experts
  • Opportunity to have responsibility for duties and projects to help you grow in confidence
  • A valuable additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience, which is awarded upon successful completion of your work placement and final year of study
  • Increased academic performance in your final year
  • Material, experience and knowledge useful for your dissertation, final-year project or thematic independent study.
  • Opportunity to network with professionals and skilled people in the industry and build up your contacts to assist you with your graduate career

"I managed to secure an internship at IBM UK, which I considered a great feature in my university career. The guidance given to me by the Placements Office, in this regard, under the Sandwich Programme scheme was greatly appreciated. My interpersonal skills and self-confidence have soared equipping me for any business and professional undertaking. Indeed, the experience I have had at the University of Greenwich is truly magnificent and one I will treasure for life."

Jerome Anthony Adams
BA Hons Finance and Financial Information Systems

Student quotes

Hear what our students had to say about their placement.