Business & Industry links

Our excellent links with the chemical process industries allows undergraduate students to test and expand their knowledge, skills and understanding with a paid, twelve-month professional placement. It will provide integrated industrial/professional training, often in a position of responsibility, in areas such as the design, development, commissioning or operation of a chemical plant.

The industrial year of the undergraduate courses gives relevance to the academic components of the courses. It exposes students to modern industrial practice, problems which can and do arise within the field. It also increases the students' attractiveness to potential employers. Our students have been successfully placed in many organisations, in the UK and Europe.
"I chose to do a placement year as I have always had a "hands on" approach to life. After only three months I already feel like an integral part of the team. It's such a friendly working environment here, which really aids the learning process."

Jim Taylor, a BEng, Chemical Engineering student at Aston University

We will arrange your industrial placement for students in conjunction with a sponsoring company. We will also initiate opportunities for students to visit companies, undertake commercial project work and compete for sponsorships and prizes.
More information about placement years in EAS >  

Our links with industry also help provide KTP or industry funded PhD studentships.