Computing Placements: For employers

The placement experience can be equally rewarding for employers as it is for students. The underlying concept behind the placement is to develop students to their full potential.

Female students with a laptop

Placements are paid and although it is up to the employer and student to negotiate rate of pay, the Placement Office issues a guide of £6 - £7.50/hour or £11,000 - £16,000/year. As an employee of your company the student is covered by your insurance policies and as such is required to adhere to all policies and procedures in place within the company.

The Placement Office will send out a selection of CVs for a potential placement host to review. Thereafter the process follows the normal application and interview process implemented by the prospective employer. Interviews can be organised on your behalf if required.

Placement Opportunities

The following undergraduate course offers a one year placement during year 3:

For the following undergraduate courses, there is an optional 16 week placement during the summer between years 2 and 3.

The following postgraduate courses offer a one year placement:

Contact us

If you are interested in offering a placement opportunity or would like to discuss the matter further, please contact Frances Hunter.

Faculty of Design and Technology
Placement Office
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB

T: +44 (0)1224 262344
E: f.a

You can find out more about placements for computing students by visiting the Design & Technology Placements web pages or within the School of Computing Placements area.

“Employers often refer to the placement experience as a 'win-win situation'. The benefits to students are self-evident. For organisations, the contribution made by these highly motivated and adaptable team members can prove invaluable.”

Val Cheetham Placement Office Manager

“We are finding these placements extremely beneficial, as we are able to build up a relationship with students who, on graduating, become prospective employees, giving us access to the cream of the crop.”

Julie Downie HR Adviser ICS Triplex