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Placements with NTU Student Enterprise

If you're keen to establish a business in your placement year, you can work on your business as your placement with the support of NTU Enterprise.

A year in Enterprise: Building your business in your placement period

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NTU Enterprise offers an amazing opportunity to establish your business in your placement year, working with our team and external experts to develop and launch your company.

Instead of a regular placement, you will:

  • Get the chance to kickstart your business while you're still studying
  • Build your business skills with the help of experts
  • Develop work experience that makes your CV stand out against the rest
  • Build networks and get a feel for the business world in our home for SMEs at the Dryden Enterprise Centre

What type of business ideas will be supported?

This year we have a limited number of places in each of the following seven categories:

  • Social Enterprise (includes Community Interest Companies (CICs), Not-for-Profit and other forms of social enterprise)
  • Environmental/Sustainability
  • Technology (including engineering, computing and app-based businesses)
  • Medical/Health/Wellbeing
  • Creative economies
  • Professional services
  • Food and Agriculture (including horticulture and animal science)

How does the application process work?

The application process is competitive, and you will be asked to:

Please submit your application form and 60-second video by 31st May 2023.

Your application will be assessed by the NTU Enterprise team, and you will be notified as to whether you have secured a place on the placement by the end of July.

We will offer a 48-week placement with an option to sign-off earlier if the course allows 36-week placements.

What do I need to do?

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If you want to explore this opportunity, here are some things to consider:

  • You'll need to be an undergraduate or postgraduate student at NTU doing a placement year
  • You must check if our offer meets the requirements of your placement year - this can be done with your supervisor.
  • Unfortunately, the offer isn't available to our international students covered by the Tier 4 visa system

If you meet these conditions and are interested in participating, please visit this page to register your interest and we will be in touch with you regarding the full application process. Please indicate that you are enquiring regarding undertaking a placement year working on your own business.