- What is a placement year?
A placement year, or a year industry is most similar to a graduate role, more than work experience or temping and usually takes place in between the second and final year of a student’s degree. It’s an opportunity for students to develop their skills but also offers, you the employer, a talented and skilled addition to your team or project. For UCL BSc Economics with a Placement Year student this must be a paid opportunity that complies with minimum wage legislation.
- What are the benefits of hiring a UCL student for a placement?
You can find more details about the benefits of hiring a UCL Economics students on our Why hire a UCL Economics Placement student page.
- How can the Department of Economics support me before and during a student placement?
You can find more details about the support we offer to employers at this link.
- Do I need to pay my placement student?
We believe it’s important to offer our students paid placements and as such we only advertise placements that comply with UK minimum wage rates.
- How long does a student typically spend on placement?
Students coming to the end of their second year on the placement degree can begin work after term three ends (mid-late June) and can continue for up to 12 months.
The ‘assessed placement period’ runs for the academic year (September-June) only.
- What other ways can I engage with UCL outside of placement opportunities?
You can find ways to get involved with students outside of placement opportunities at the UCL Careers webpages.