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Work-based learning opportunities

The range of work-based learning opportunities on offer to our students has long been one of Salford’s key strengths. We are proud of our reputation for industry collaboration, for which we are ranked amongst the top five Universities in the UK (source?). Opportunities include collaborative research projects, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, design briefs and market research.

Not only does this help to ensure that Salford graduates are highly employable, industry also benefits from helping to create a pool of talent that is well-trained and equipped to help meet their objectives.

If you would like to offer real-world experience to current students, please get in touch via or +44 (0)161 295 4265.

Students from a broad range of disciplines benefit from working on live projects, with the potential for them to create work that could be put to use in a real scenario. Through identifying suitable projects and giving students this opportunity, your organisation could also benefit from an economical solution to meeting its needs.

Students can often offer an alternative perspective to a problem, and they are well supervised and able to produce high-quality, useable outputs.

Please get in touch if you have an interesting project or problem that our students might be able to help with.

Work placements enable students to gain valuable experience of the working environment in their chosen industry, as well as developing their skills and practical knowledge.

Through offering a placement not only can you enhance your workforce with a talented individual, you may even uncover a tried and tested potential future employee. The careers service offers detailed information and guidance for placement providers, as well as support with recruiting a student.

Find out further details of our work placements.

Salford graduates are highly regarded for their employability, due in part to our focus on applied study and work-based learning wherever possible. Our careers service is dedicated to helping employers meet their recruitment needs and we provide a free vacancy promotion service and run recruitment fairs throughout the year.

To find out more about how we can help you to attract our highly-skilled graduates, please visit