Placements

All our courses are designed in response to the needs of industry and we have developed close links with local and international companies.

Placements are an excellent opportunity for you to gain real experience and for employers to see what you have to offer.

The ABS Placement office support Aberdeen Business School, School of Creative and Cultural Business and The Law School students in finding relevant work placement opportunities with local, national and even international organisations.

Students

Placements are an important way to improve employability when you graduate, and also give you the opportunity to apply knowledge, which you have gained during your studies.

Placement studentsYou will work with an employer on a full-time basis for the period of the course placement to give you the chance to put into practice the skills and knowledge gained on your course. Your placement provides an excellent opportunity to gain real world experience, improve your confidence and build your team working and practical experience in the sector. 

Aberdeen Business School

School of Creative and Cultural Business

Undergraduate Placement Opportunities

All our undergraduate courses have placements during Year 3:

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Management - six or twelve week or year long placement 
  • BA (Hons) International Tourism Management- six month or one year paid placement option
  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management - six month or one year paid placement option
  • BA (Hons) Public Relations - six or twelve week placement
  • BA (Hons) Journalism - six or twelve week placement
  • BA (Hons) Media  - six or twelve week placement

Plus BA (Hons) Events Management - Industry Experience Portfolio (IEP) - 225hrs over 4 year programme.

Postgraduate Placement Opportunities

All our postgraduate courses offer a 4 week period of professional industry experience.

The Law School

Undergraduate Placement Opportunities 

  • Our BA (Hons) Law and Management offers a paid 12 week placement in the summer between Year 3 and 4. You have the choice to undertake this placement in either a legal or management professional environment.

Employers

A placement student can be an important asset to any organisation. Placement students can make important contributions, using their newly developed knowledge and skills in a professional environment.

PlacementsThe placement organisation can be any size and be part of the private or public sector. Students are not restricted to remaining in the UK for their placement and some choose to go abroad to Europe or further afield for their placement experience.

Duration and Cost

While working for you, the student is covered by your insurance policies and will be required to adhere to all your company's policies and procedures, including Health & Safety. Therefore, the University will ask about your insurance and Health & Safety policies before the placement is agreed.

The Placement Office will send you a selection of CVs and covering letters to choose from. After this the process normally follows the employer's usual application and interview procedures.

Further Information

If you are interested in offering a placement to one or more of our students, please contact the ABS Placement Office. The Placement Manager and Placement Officers liaise with, and are supported by, academic tutors.

Aberdeen Business School

The following courses offer one year paid placements. Salaries offered to students range between £11,000 and £16,000 depending on the location and industry.

School of Creative and Cultural Business

Undergraduate Placement Opportunities in Year 3

  • BA (Hons) Fashion Management - six or twelve week or year long placement 
  • BA (Hons) International Tourism Management- six month or one year paid placement option
  • BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management - six month or one year paid placement option
  • BA (Hons) Public Relations - six or twelve week placement
  • BA (Hons) Journalism - six or twelve week placement
  • BA (Hons) Media  - six or twelve week placement 

Plus BA(Hons) Events Management - Industry Experience Portfolio (IEP) - 225hrs over 4 year programme.

Postgraduate Placement Opportunities

All our postgraduate courses offer a 4 week period of professional industry experience.

The Law School

The following course offers a 12-week placement in Year 3 (over the Summer):

Contact

Contact details for the Aberdeen Business School placement team.

Sam McKinstrie Placement Manager +44 (0)1224 263069 s.g.mckinstrie@rgu.ac.uk

Joanne Lancaster Placement Officer +44 (0)1224 263837 j.l.lancaster1@rgu.ac.uk
Linda Leslie Placement Officer +44 (0)1224 263839 l.m.leslie@rgu.ac.uk
Anne Pearce Placement Officer +44 (0)1224 262903 a.pearce@rgu.ac.uk


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