School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
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  2. Research
  3. Engineering & Mathematics scholarships & funding
  4. Computer Science scholarships and funding
  5. Placements and internships
  6. Our London location
  1. Employer information
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering

Employer information

The Professional Liaison Unit (PLU) has been placing students with a range of employers for over 15 years. We aim to provide a bespoke and comprehensive service to employers seeking to offer short to long term work experience to those studying at City.

Types of placement

At City, we offer a number of pathways in which a student can undertake some form of work-based learning.

  • One-year sandwich placements – All undergraduates are encouraged to complete a one-year placement or summer internship as part of their course.

The schemes below are specific to our undergraduate and postgraduate students from the Department of Computer Science

The PLU is always keen to hear from employers that are interested in discussing alternative pathways for students to undertake professional experience, including opportunities for project work.

Read about other business services offered by the University.

Benefits of offering a placement at City

There are many advantages of recruiting a placement student or intern from City. We provide comprehensive guidelines and additional support throughout the placement process from conception to completion. Placements are fixed term and there is no requirement for you to offer work extending past this period. Placement students and interns offer a valuable resource for a fraction of the cost of a graduate. Our students will bring high level technical skills, knowledge, enthusiasm, objectivity and new ideas to your organisation. Hiring a student will allow you to build stronger, mutually beneficial links with academia and the world class research at City, University of London.

Support from the PLU

Advertising your opportunities

The PLU has a very strong relationship with students currently studying at City. We have a number of ways in which we can advertise your vacancies and ensuring that you get the best quality applications.

Please contact us to discuss advertising your opportunity to our students.

How the PLU supports placements

The PLU supports students and employers throughout the placement to make sure that both parties are benefiting effectively from the experience. Each placement student is assigned a work-based learning advisor (WLA) who will provide assistance throughout the duration of the placement by visiting the workplace and ensuring that both the student and placement provider are meeting the pre-agreed deliverables.