Offering placements to our students can enhance your business. Contact us at or call us on +44 (0) 1392 72 6553 if you would like to discuss placements.

International work placements and internships

The University of Exeter has a reputation for producing high calibre, employable students and graduates. We are currently ranked at 148 in theTimes Higher Education World University Rankings for 2013/2014.

We have a range of opportunities for students to gain experience of working abroad as part of their degree and are actively looking for employers who would be able to provide international work placements. 25% of our students come from international backgrounds which means they are already able to adapt to new cultures, speak other languages and think globally. 

Why offer placements to our students?

  • Talent spot future graduate recruits
  • Fill a skills gap or vacancy
  • Benefit from a low cost staffing solution
  • Inject fresh ideas and up to date knowledge into your business
  • Develop current staff through opportunities to mentor
  • Create international networks and raise your company profile 

The work placements might be of different types including:

  • Work placements/Internships (from 1 to 12 months)
  • Erasmus work abroad placements (from 3 to 12 months)
  • Graduate placements/Internships (2 months +)

What do Exeter students offer?

Over 4300 of our students are multi-lingual and are thus well-placed to research and analyse country-specific market intelligence and help establish business networks. An Exeter student will typically be able to:

  • Make a valuable contribution to team projects
  • Use effective communication skills  across a range of digital and traditional media
  • Devise innovative and creative solutions to meet a range of business needs
  • Analyse, collate and synthesise a wide range of complex data
  • Deploy diverse research techniques and skills
  • Self-manage and use their time effectively
  • Inject fresh ideas and up to date knowledge by drawing on a wide breadth of subject expertise