Undergraduate placement projects
An important part of our bioveterinary science, biological science and veterinary medicine degrees is a short industry-based placement, which helps to develop students' professional skills and knowledge.
As well as offering students valuable opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills; employers benefit from having a talented and motivated individual on board who can focus on a dedicated project. Placements range from a number of weeks to one year.
Certificate in Work-based Learning and Research
(Industrial placement or sandwich year)
Industry placements are structured programmes in which students spend an entire academic year working for an organisation as a full-time member of staff before returning to university for their final year. They take place after the second year at university and provide students with the opportunity to gain all-important work experience and employability skills before graduating. Students on our Veterinary Medicine, Bioveterinary Science and Biological Science degree programmes seek placement opportunities which must be for a minimum of 30 weeks, including at least eight weeks focused on a research project.
Benefits to placement providers
- A cost effective way of getting a project off the ground
- Motivated, committed and loyal employees
- The opportunity to assess a student's potential for future employment
- Flexibility in staff deployment and increased productivity.
- New knowledge about developments in a particular subject-area
- Generating goodwill within the academic community
- Payback (putting something back into the system)
To find out more:
Employers wanting to find out more about the benefits of taking on an RVC student can contact our placement year scheme Academic Co-ordinator Claire Russell or Business Relationship Manager Bevan McWilliam.