Relevant work experience is more important than ever in the increasingly competitive labour market. The 2015 High Flyers report found that the top UK Graduate Employers make 31% of graduate job offers to students who have previously done a work placement with them (up from 26% in 2010).

There are a number of options to complete a placement as part of your Business Degree including:

As for after my degree, my year in industry will hopefully set me apart from other graduates who have only done a three-year course – proving you can work in a business and having a strong reference from a good company is vital in showing you are ready to go straight into a graduate job.

Andrew Chebsey, BA in Business Management with Industrial Experience