What Placement Providers say about our students

“We love taking on placement students because it gives us an opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise with enthusiastic young talent. Our placement students are given the opportunity to learn new skills and really take ownership of their work, and we find that students from The University of Manchester make the most of this freedom and have a real impact during their placement.”
Steph Wright, Talent Executive at THG

“The students [from the University of Manchester] have been a pleasure to work with. All have been willing to learn and have become a value member of the staff team. We have learnt as much from them as they have from us and I would have no hesitation in providing a character reference or work reference. The university is doing a brilliant job of providing candidates that are excellent additions to any organisation.”
Michael Shepherd, Head of Finance, Co-operatives UK

“Placement students are a valuable asset to our Research & Development Community. We enjoy seeing the students grow professionally and personally over the course of their placement. They bring fresh ideas and ways of thinking to live projects, which ultimately are intended to land in markets across the world. Our placement students also have opportunities to contribute to our Unilever Purpose e.g. Dove Self Esteem Day, STEM volunteering."
Lauren Laird, Unilever Dove Research & Development Director (University of Manchester Alumni)