School of Economics

Industrial placements and internships

Industrial placements (Year in Industry)

River and BuldingsThe School of Economics offers a placement programme, which enables students to spend a year working in industry as an integral part of their degree. Recently students have undertaken placements at the Bank of England, Government Economic Service, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PwC. Students can transfer into this programme at any point during their first two years. The Year in Industry is taken between the second (Stage 2) and third years (Stage 3) and must be with a suitable employer, but the reference to 'in industry' is intended to cover employers in any service sector as well as in manufacturing.

The School's Director of Placements and Placement Co-ordinator work with the Careers and Employability Service to assist students in identifying businesses and organisations offering placements and internships. Both the School and Careers Advisory Service provide a reference bank of prior students who have completed successful placements in industry while studying at Kent, and also provide support in writing winning CVs or applications and developing skills for assessment centres and interviews.

For more information please see BSc Economics with a Year in Industry.



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Last Updated: 24/03/2017