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Access our Students


We provide organisations with a wide choice of ways to engage with students to benefit from their up-to-date skills and knowledge.

Student engagement varies in duration from five days to five years. We evaluate the needs of each organisation and match these to the appropriate student through a competitive process.

As well as their chosen degree subject, our students are skilled in problem-solving, analysis, critical reflection, oral and written communications, and negotiation.

Ways to Engage

  • Two-week consultancy projects
  • 1-3 month internships in your business
  • Part-time research projects supervised by leading experts
  • Postgraduate researchers in industry
  • Industry-led collaborative PhDs

Benefits of Student Engagement

  • Access a broad mix of expertise
  • Flexible range of engagement options
  • Save valuable staff time with a low-cost resource
  • Give a student valuable industry experience

Internships Programme

All current Engineering students and recent graduates can apply for relevant paid work experience through the Faculty of Science and Technology Internship Programme.

Our students can offer businesses an excellent opportunity to address a skill or resource shortage by benefiting from up-to-date scientific skills and knowledge. Your business could use an internship to help cover during busy periods, trial new roles or research a new idea.

In addition to their subject-specific knowledge, academic study teaches our students:

  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis and critical reflection
  • Oral and written communications
  • Negotiation and influence

All of our students are keen to learn and improve their employability through real-world experience and businesses can post vacancies and access students through the Faculty of Science and Technology Internship Programme.

Expert support

Student Employability Manager Pam Pickles liaises with students and businesses, and manages the internships programme, making sure each student is supported throughout the whole process.

If you have any questions or want to talk about an internship opportunity, please contact Pam on +44 (0)1524 510 193 or by email to

Company Feedback: Amey & United Utilities

Amey, based in Oxford, is a public services provider, managing and supporting the UK's vital infrastructure and public services. The company works in alliance partnership with United Utilities to provide emergency response to any United Utilities' customer issues in relation to the wastewater sewer network. Recommendations from research completed by an Engineering intern were implemented by Amey and helped them win new business with larger companies.

"The internship process helps companies like ours (Amey and United Utilities) focus on individual specific tasks in order to bring resolution to a particular problem, allowing the intern a chance to see how a fast paced business meets demand on various levels, giving valuable insights into structures, management meetings and various policies i.e. health and safety." Zak Haworth, Account Manager, Amey

"I think the intern’s final report has provided us with some excellent 'best practice' suggestions which we are in the process of implementing across our North West fleet. These best practice recommendations will and have already began to reduce our burst incidents and the risks to both employees and members of the public in the future." Nicholas Walls, United Utilities