Welcome to the FBS Year In Industry jobs and community website.

This website is for Level 1 and Level 2 undergraduate students of the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

What is a Year In Industry?

Work experience is increasingly important in a competitive job market. An industrial placement is an excellent opportunity to sample a relevant workplace environment and give you that “added extra” for entering the job market.

An industrial placement would:

  • Give you the edge – enhance your future employability
  • Invaluable direct workplace experience
  • Recognised and valued by employers
  • Shape your career path
  • Apply key scientific skills
  • Experience real life industry scenarios
  • Start networking & making contacts

The year in industry is assessed but it does not affect your degree classification. Please note that you can not apply for this scheme until you have started on your degree course. We will provide you with all the information you need to apply during Year 1 with us.

How does it work?

The industry placement year is an option taken between Year 2 and Year 3 of your degree course. You can find out more about preparing for a placement, applying for a placement, support, “on-placement” and post-placement support on this site. You will also get access to all of the latest job postings relevant to your field, including some that are only available through this site. We work directly with top employers to help you find the best placement.

What do I need to do now?

You need to Register Your Interest. Once you do that, an account will be created for you that allows you full access to the job postings, resources and community. We will keep you in our database and help you find a relevant job placement.

What if I need support or have questions?

You can contact us directly through the Contact form on this site. We will be there for you every step of the way!