Student giving presentation

Student placements

Fresh ideas, innovative perspective and newfound knowledge - just some of the things both employers and students develop and build upon when they embark on one of KBS's enviable placement schemes.

Student Placement Scheme

Year in Industry

Our Year in Industry option enables students to take on a 44-week job role as part of their courses.

The placements are taken between years two and three of study for BSc students and after their first year of study for MSc students.

The salaried positions are self-sought but with the support of our Employability Team. They allow students to immerse themselves into a role, develop their skills in business and build an enviable CV to boost their potential. 

In-Company Scheme

An in-company student consultancy project runs June-August and offers selected MSc and MBA students the opportunity to work their dissertation or final project in a real business environment. 

The student may work on any area offered up by an employer and will be available for one day a month between March and May of the academic year for MSc students and April-August for MBA students.

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MBA Consultancy Projects

We also enable businesses the opportunity to work with our MBA students over the course of a week. Working in small teams students develop recommendations, provide a report and invite feedback.

The MBA Consultancy Project takes place in March each year. 

Student pitching a product

Pitch It!

Pitch It! sees 50 undergraduate students working in groups to address a business challenge faced by businesses who choose to get involved. 

The student teams undertake research for 4-6 weeks and ‘pitch’ back their observations and recommendations.  

Pitch It! takes place in the Autumn (Oct-Dec) and Spring (Feb-April) terms.

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'A Year in Industry Gives you the Edge in Employability

Molly Bailey, BSc Marketing, placement at Disney
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