We benefit from an extensive network of partner institutions, including some of the highest ranked business schools in Europe, such as Kedge Business School in France. We also have partnerships with universities worldwide, from Australia, to China, and USA to Singapore.
You’ll have the chance to gain valuable work experience as part of this course.
Spend as little as one month or as long as 12 months on a work placement with a company of your choice, in the UK or overseas. This is a fantastic opportunity to take what you’ve learnt and apply it day-in, day-out. A work placement will also enhance your CV and help you stand out from the crowd when applying for graduate roles.
Our students have been successful in gaining work placements in a wide variety of business sectors, both in the UK and internationally. Students have recently spent time with companies such as Tesco, Pirelli Tyres and Vodafone and have worked in a range of roles, from general HR Assistant roles to specialist HR positions, such as Recruitment Officer or Learning and Development Coordinator.
We also give you the opportunity to support start-up businesses and SMEs with business projects through our Aston Business Clinic. Working with other students, you’ll collaborate to solve a strategic problem for a company.
Our careers team is always on hand to help you find work placements and graduate positions. The team can also lend their expertise to assist you with your CV and interview technique.
Trips and visits
Your module leaders will organise a series of networking opportunities and guest lectures for you. HR professionals will give you with an insight into specific HR roles, practises and challenges.
Graduate employers regularly visit campus throughout the year. You’ll be able to chat to companies about their graduate opportunities and get an insight into their selection process.
There’s also a number of field-trips and leisure activities that take place throughout the year, led by various Schools, societies and sports clubs.