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Find out more about work placements at St Mary's University

St. Mary's University in London offers great opportunities to do work placements as you’re studying. Find out more below.
BY BrainGain Magazine Staff Writer |   25-05-2018

More than ever, employers are looking for graduates with the skills, knowledge and experience that St Mary’s University, London can help you gain. Lots of universities offer work experience opportunities but St Mary’s offers something different.

St Mary’s workplace learning programme allows you to gain work experience that is relevant to your degree and career goals. There's no need to register for an extra year, you can take part in workplace learning as part of your degree and earn academic credit.

Our workplace learning module is available on most undergraduate programmes and also on our MSc International Business Management programme.

We work with over 200 companies in London to ensure that your placement is practical, worthwhile and will help you improve your career opportunities. Our Centre for Workplace Learning works with you to find placements that reflect your personal and professional requirements. You can work in a range of organisations including local schools and charities, small enterprises, international brands and professional sports clubs. It is a great chance for you to get work experience living in London, the world’s financial capital.

Our specialised modules, including those focussing on Business, Sport, Entrepreneurship, Education and Leadership enable you to develop your professional practice in the field, as well as build an understanding of the workplace, of your own strengths and of the attributes required to work in your chosen sector. 

You will attend workshops, take part in creative challenges, work on virtual scenarios, undertake psychometric testing and practice your presentation techniques while gaining an understanding of how the theory you learn at university translates into practice.

Why do a work placement?

The experience you gain in a placement will help you to understand the world of work, develop essential workplace skills, become self-aware and help you articulate your strengths to future employers.

By doing a work placement you will:

  • Develop an awareness of workplace issues
  • Explore different career areas
  • Identify and develop your transferable skills
  • Become self-aware
  • Apply theory to practice
  • Enhance your CV with good, practical and relevant experience
  • Improve your self-confidence and sense of responsibility
  • Boost your employment chances

Making the most of your time in London

During your time in London you will also have the opportunity to work up-to 20 hours a work during term-time and full time work out of term time dates meaning that you will have the chance to earn some money and build up your CV. A lot of our students also undertake internships during their summer holidays to gain valuable work experience.

London offers Indian student unparalleled opportunities to gain work experience whilst studying. We hope to be able to welcome you to study at St Mary’s University, London so that we you can partake in our Workplace learning programme.

To find out more about what St Mary’s offers Indian students please visit our website:

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