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Short-Term Placements

Hosting a short-term placement is a flexible way to explore how student and graduate talent can fit into your business.

Find out more below.

Nottingham Trent University’s Psychology department is one of the largest in the UK with over 3000 undergraduate and postgraduate students. We have a track record of sector-leading teaching excellence and a diverse and powerful programme of innovative research.

As part of their second year Psychology course, students are required to undertake a 60-hour placement. This placement is embedded into their course and designed to enhance their employability.

Your options

Placement Option 1Placement Option 2
60-hour placement block can take place between 8 – 19 January 2024.

Ad-hoc opportunities may be advertised to take place between October 2023 and March 2024.

The student can negotiate on potential working days (for example 1 day per week for 10 weeks) to fulfil the minimum 60-hour placement requirement.

You can host a student or group of students in January 2024. We recommend that these are advertised and recruited for between October and early December 2023. The Employability team can support you with the advertisement of any roles and can also collate applications, if required.

We can advertise a variety of placement opportunities to our students via our online student portal - InPlace. Opportunities may be advertised as set time periods or speculatively should the employer wish to discuss potential dates individually with a student. We recommend advertising early so that the employer and the student can both benefit from the maximum number of hours.

Suitable roles

Psychology graduates offer a variety of benefits to their employer.

They can apply their knowledge and skills to a wide range of fields, ranging from working in mental health or the criminal justice sector, through to supporting HR functions, wellbeing, and EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion) programmes or contributing to sales and marketing departments.

Alternatively, you might have an in-house project or business challenge that would benefit from the perspectives of a student/ group of students.

Success stories

"Work smarter not harder"

Hosting a short-term placement allowed local company, Roemer Barnes Consultancy, to test their readiness for expansion, with bespoke support from the NTU Employability team throughout the experience.

"By bringing in talent from NTU it has helped identify areas for improvement within our business and has meant we have been able to introduce more efficient ways of working that allow us to work smarter not harder and continue growing the business.”

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Browse or download our brochure to learn more about hosting a short-term placement.

Get involved

Do you think your business could benefit from fresh insight and ideas?

Do you have a business challenge that you could offer a group of students as a placement opportunity?

We are looking for employers that are interested in accessing our talent and building a pipeline for the future.

To start the conversation about creating your new talent pipeline, complete the below form.