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For further information, contact the Business School's dedicated Careers Team via: or give us a call on
+44 (0)1392 723829.

Short-term placements

The benefits to your business

  • Recruit high calibre, enthusiastic students
  • Inject fresh ideas and up-to-date knowledge
  • Undertake a sustainability health check
  • Trial a prospective employee
  • Fill a skills gap
  • Resource a project
  • Raise your profile on campus

The two main short-term placement programmes that we offer are:

  • Business Internships and Placements (Year 1 & 2 Exeter students)
  • BSc Business: Business Practice and Analysis (Year 1 Penryn students)
  • BSc Business: Business Practice (Placement/Work Experience Project) (Year 2 Penryn students)

Business Internships and Placements (Streatham Campus)

Details of our short-term Business placements and internships:

These are designed to encourage Year 1 and Year 2 undergraduate students to enhance their employability through a guided programme of study and practical work experience. Direction is provided through subject-based seminars, interactive e-resources and personal guidance. This 15 credit work placement lasts for a minimum of 140 hours (4 weeks). Most placements take place duriing the summer.

Placements for this module can be paid or unpaid. 

Accounting and Finance, Economics, Business and Management.

We can advertise your placements and internships free of charge. You simply need to provide a job description which should include: an organisation introduction, placement overview, remuneration, person specification, preferred start and end dates and application instructions. We advise advertising at least 3 months before the start of short-term placements.

To find out more about working with the Business School Careers Team contact us via: or +44 (0)1392 722281

BSc Business placements (Penryn Campus)

Details of our BSc Business short-term placements:

BSc Business, based at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall, is a career-focused business and management programme, with an ethos of ethics and sustainability, incorporating extensive work placements.

The curriculum is made up of a compulsory core together with specialist subjects, allowing students to choose modules that most interest them including:

  • Marketing in a Digital Age
  • Accounting
  • Operations Management
  • Economics
  • Project Management
  • Social and Technological Innovation

If your organisation has a short-term project that needs kick-starting, a bright Business student could be exactly what you need to get that project going as well as giving that student valuable experience to boost their employability. Placements can be paid or unpaid.

Students will take a placement in both year 1 and 2 between September and April and complete a consultancy project during the autumn of their 3rd year, each carries 15 credits towards their degree for a minimum of 60 hours.

The University of Exeter Business School, Penryn and Employability Adviser will provide a range of support to help students develop skills attractive to employers. Direction is provided through subject based seminars, interactive electronic resources and personal guidance.

Contact us on the Email below. We can advertise your placement opportunities to our students free of charge. We simply ask for a job description, which we can provide guidance on. Provide an outline of your placement/project supported by your contact details for potential applications to be sent direct to your organisation.

To find out more about working with Penryn, please email