Work placements

If you'd like to do a work placement while on your course or when you leave we can give practical help and information on how to find a place, whether it's for a few weeks or a full year.

Consult placement tutors in your School

On some courses a placement is optional, on others, compulsory. If you are studying a first degree on a full time three years course or are on a four year sandwich course, and are looking to secure a placement, we advise you to speak to the relevant staff within your School:

  • School of Computing, Media & the Arts - we encourage students on any of its degree courses to consider spending a year in industry between their 2nd and final years of study. A placement year benefits students in many ways including the way in which it enhances their employability once they graduate. If you would like to consider this option, please speak to Sarah Lawton or email
  • School of Science, Engineering & Design - if you are interested in spending your 3rd year on a professional placement, email
  • School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law - contact Elaine McDonald, email or
  • School of Health & Social Care - please speak to the Student Placement team, make enquiries at your School information desk
  • Teesside University Business School - email

Work placement videos and digital magazines

Graduate Success : Work experience

Graduate Success : Making the most of a placement

Big opportunities in small businesses

  • Explores how graduates and SMEs can benefit one another. Graduates and their employers relate their own experiences and offer practical advice. (DVD, 40 mins).
    Available to borrow on a short term basis from the careers service - ask at the information desk.

Journey to work - work experience

  • Students talk about what they have done to maximise their chances of getting a job they want. The video includes a work experience guide to boosting your employability (9 mins).
    Available to view on the campus only network E-learning@Tees.

Careers service work placement opportunities search

Many work placement opportunities are sent to us throughout the year. You can search by job category or by region.
Search for work placements.

Work placements and internships opportunities websites

Careers fairs and events

Work placement reviews

Employment issues and your rights at work

Make the most of your work experience resources