Newman prides itself on providing quality education and encouraging students to reach their full potential.

This could be why Newman聽historically has one of the best employment rates of colleges and universities in the UK.

Every full-time three and four year degree at Newman contains a work placement element so that you will gain the graduate level work experience valued by employers. Many of our students find their placement a useful way of gaining a greater understanding of the industry that they are considering working in and helps聽prepare聽them for employment. This can, in turn, help them to refine their career options.

Work Placements

All students on an聽Initial Teacher聽Education course聽have placements in schools as an integral part of their course.聽Students on聽undergraduate full degree programmes聽complete a work placement module聽in year two and many have the opportunity to do so again in year three. Students have the opportunity to carry out a graduate role in any sector, as long as it related to their undergraduate degree.

Possible outcomes of a Work Placement:

  • Employment 鈥 paid/unpaid
  • Increased employability
  • Clarity on career decisions
  • Social Capital: Developing networks
  • New referee
  • Exploring concepts 鈥 making a difference, social justice in the workplace, mission of service, self identity
  • Opportunity to apply theory to practice
  • Personal development: values, knowledge, skills and attributes

For more information please contact:

Ian Fellows聽Lecturer in Enterprise and Employability


Melissa Maria Clarke, Senior Careers and Work Related Learning Officer:

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