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ASTUTE 2020 Update September 2020

Here at ASTUTE 2020, we can support your business throughout this period of uncertainty. Our world-class academics and technical experts from across our strong Welsh Universities partnership are available to support you through research and innovation activities. If you wish to discuss opportunities for working with us e.g. to modify your production to develop solutions to support the fight against COVID-19, you can contact us via email.


Swansea University - Year in Industry

Swansea University - Year in Industry


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The College of Engineering at Swansea University runs a Year in Industry placement scheme. It is a valued scheme for our students who get a chance to be trained as better engineers. It is also a chance for companies to recruit, for a year, staff who will bring a new perspective to a project or workplace. It can be a great opportunity for talent spotting.

What is a Year in Industry?

Many of our students at Swansea University choose to spend a Year in Industry as part of their degree, which can have huge benefits for the company involved and the student working within the company. As part of your undergraduate course, a Year in Industry can provide a great enhancement to your degree and future career. Through the Year in Industry scheme, you will:

  • Increase your confidence in a work environment
  • Develop your network of contacts in the industry
  • Improve your planning capability 
  • Enhance your prospect of employment on graduation with evidence of work experience
  • Earn a wage with a year out from University (average salary of £16k during the placement year) 
  • Increase awareness of the importance of real world priorities and deadlines
  • Put your reporting and presentation skills into action
  • Increase your competence level towards Professional Status 
  • Have the opportunity to improve both technical and non-technical skills through company training
  • Improve your awareness of business criteria in general 

A Year in Industry can be taken as part of a BEng or MEng degree programme.

Contact the Year in Industry Team

If you would like your internships or placement opportunities advertised with us, or some advice about setting up internships, please get in touch in Welsh or English.