Finding Placements

Help with Finding Placements

All information that we receive concerning placements we will disseminate to all students, usually by email. It is up to you to follow through on applications for suitable posts. To increase the likelihood of success, you must be proactive! Research your own potential placements, contact companies, “go looking” for placements. Use the various Databases and Links to search out contacts. Check regularly for vacancies; the links below are to sites that list placement vacancies and which are worth monitoring on a regular basis.Remember, placements must be approved by the work placement manager. Visit the Careers Centre, check out for work experience ; monitor the work placement centre site on a regular basis.

  • MyCareer: The Careers Centre advertises 100s of placement opportunities, both scientific and non-scientific.
  • The Year in Industry: The Year in Industry site provides talented young people with paid, degree relevant work placements in the year out before or during their university course.
  • National Council for Work Experience: Promoting, supporting and developing quality work experience for the benefits of students, organisations and the economy.
  • Student Placement UK Database: For European students seeking a placement in the UK, but also open to UK students.
  • The Big Choice: A careers site that also allows you to look for placements.
  • CK First Step is a recruitment agency working with students to find placements and summer vacation jobs. Lodge your details with them!

Another useful tip is to have a look at the New Scientist jobs listing. This can give you a better idea of the places that employ life science graduates, and which might be useful to contact regarding possible placements or vacation work. Go to: NewScientistJobs.

Placements Abroad? We are happy to support placements abroad although we do not have any direct contacts. Placements abroad may be in Europe or elsewhere e.g. U.S.A.

There is an extensive listing of pharmaceutical companies worldwide in the following two links.