We have compiled some commonly asked questions about the Year in Industry. If your question is not answered here, please contact us on eng.employability@swansea.ac.uk

I am currently studying a BEng without a Year In Industry, can I switch?

Yes it is possible to switch, however it depends on your average marks in your first and second years. You must attain a 55% average at the end of Level 1, with no supplementary exams. This must be maintained throughout Level 2 to remain on the scheme. Please see the Undergraduate handbook on the College intranet for more course specific information. Email k.m.jervis@swansea.ac.uk to enquire about transferring

Do I pay student fees during the placement year?

Yes- students pay 20% of the full time fee.  For more information on tuition fees during your Year in Industry, visit www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees.

Do I have to find my own placement?

As a student on the Year in Industry you will be responsible for securing your own placement, however, we provide plenty of support to do this. We have a dedicated support team within the College who provide students enrolled onto the scheme with a list of over 1000 jobs on a weekly basis, as well as a weekly placements bulletin. The support team are regularly looking to source new opportunities and are often contacted by companies who are looking to source placement students. 

Which companies have previous students been placed with?

Students have been placed with companies in a broad range of industries including design, manufacturing, maintenance and repair, power generation, IT, research, civil and architectural engineering, consultancy and contractual engineering.

Some of the companies that students are currently placed with at Swansea University include:

  • Airbus
  • BMW
  • Bosch
  • Cargill
  • Cummins
  • DTR Medical
  • GE Aviation 
  • GSK
  • JCB
  • Molson Coors
  • Mott Macdonald
  • Red Bull
  • Tata Steel
  • Valero
  • Wessex Water

Find out more about our students who have completed their placement year and the companies they worked with.

Are placements in the UK?

The majority of placements take place in the UK, but placements can be sought in and outside of the EU. Please be advised that all placements (UK and International) are subject to approval by the University.