The purpose of a placement year is to develop essential employability skills and to deepen your knowledge and understanding of your subject. A work placement abroad can enable you to put into practice what you have learnt in the lecture theatre in an international context. It is a very exciting opportunity and not one that should be squandered.
A network of current and former Kent students who are offering advice, information, mentoring and work experience opportunities.
For work placements in Europe, the Erasmus+ National Agency recommends using the Erasmus Intern website as part of your research.
Support at Kent
International Partnerships (IP) will be involved in Employability/Year in Industry information sessions run by Schools during the First and Second Years. A lot of useful preparatory and pre-departure information will be published on Moodle. The link will be sent to students through the Schools. If a work abroad placement is eligible for Erasmus+, the Erasmus Team will invite the student to the pre-departure briefing related to Europe. If the placement is confirmed after the briefing, the student will still receive the Study and Work Abroad Guide for Europe.
If you have any questions about working abroad, please contact IP's Go Abroad team or the Placement Officer in your School.
Placements in mainland Europe
Kent students who undertake an official work placement in an EU member state or in Norway, Iceland, Turkey, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia or Liechtenstein, will be participating in the Erasmus+ scheme and may be eligible for a non-means tested Erasmus top-up grant.