Faculty of Technology
Student Placement & Employability Centre (SPEC)
Formerly known as Technology Placements Office, the newly branded Student Placement & Employability Centre (SPEC) is in place to act as a source of information, advice and guidance on everything related to employability skills and gaining work experience, up to the point of graduation.
Our Student Employability and Enterprise Officer builds relationships with existing and prospective employers, and our Student Placement and Employability Administrator will be administering the placement process as a whole, from advertisement, through to post placement follow-up with students.
Working closely with staff at Purple Door, we are able to help students with the process of finding and gaining work experience of any kind, and providing opportunities for them to develop the skills that employers are looking for. This might include help with:
Information for students
If you are currently deciding which course to apply for, choosing a course with a sandwich placement option could be one of the best decisions you ever make. The placement experience is a valuable opportunity.
As the number of new graduates increases it is now more important than ever to show potential employers that as well as knowledge gained on your course, you also have practical experience gained during a placement year. Find out more
Information for employers
If you are looking for a cost-effective and flexible solution to your recruitment needs with no further commitment beyond the placement year, then the Faculty of Technology's student placement scheme could be the perfect solution.
Students from our schools/departments can offer skills and knowledge to your organisation in a wide range of subject areas. Find out more