Undergraduate placement profiles

For many students undertaking a 12-month placement as part of their degree is the stepping stone to a great career. Find out what our students and graduates think of their time spent on placement.



Alexandra Barber

BSc Marketing Management, 2014

Alexandra worked as a Girls Assistant Brand Manager during her placement with Mattel.

Sophie Forster

BBA Management, 2014

Sophie completed a year-long placement as a consultant in enterprise risk services with Deloitte.

Jonathan O’Reilly

BSc Management & Information Technology, 2014

Jonathan completed his placement year with Xerox in London.

Alexandra Maddock

BA Management and Entrepreneurship (Industry), 2013

After graduation, Alex went on to become a Category Manager at L’Oreal following a year on the graduate scheme.

Leon Vaughan

BA Management and Entrepreneurship, 2013

Leon continues to work at IBM as a Digital Consultant for IBM Interactive Experience.

Patrick Minard

BSc Management and Information Technology (MIT), 2011

Patrick spent a year on placement with GlaxoSmithKline. He is now a digital account manager with a digital marketing agency.

René Schmutzler

BBA European Management (German), 2010

After completing internships with McKinsey, Daimler and Nestlé, René joined McKinsey as a consultant.

Isabelle Rücker

BBA European Management (German), 2009

Isabelle did several placements as well as spending two years in Germany. She is now an Industry Manager for Google in Germany.

Samantha Finnerty

BSc Marketing Management, 2009

Samantha undertook a placement year with 3M and now works in marketing for Denholm Pipecare.

Stuart Rae

BBA Management, 2009

Stuart reflects on his learning and achievements during his 14-month placement with Johnson & Johnson - whom he joined after graduation.

Andreas Blum

BBA Management (Study Abroad), 2009

Andreas studied for a year in Toronto and completed placements with Accenture, Deloitte and KPMG as part of his degree.

Ayesha Gupta

BBA Management, 2009

Ayesha moved back to India and now works at her family business, which manufactures flavours and fragrances, as the Vice President of Strategy & Business Development.