School-based support

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Each school has a dedicated Employability Hub with staff experienced in engaging with companies to provide work placements, internships, live briefs and team projects for you to get involved with.

Gaining experience during your course is a great way to develop industry and job-specific skills – all while giving you a clear understanding of what career paths are right for you.

Experience makes you a competitive candidate when it comes to applying for jobs. Work-based learning experiences can help you make career decisions, network with potential employers, and develop employability skills.

Through any form of work-based learning you can enhance and bring your academic knowledge and learning to life, putting theory into practice within a real-world setting in your sector of interest.

School of Art Media & Creative Technology

Harry Hosker (Employability Advisor) and Jade Harniess (Placements and Employability Assistant) work with students across the School of Arts, Media & Creative Technology to support in work experience, placements and other forms of employability activity. You can find out more about the opportunities we have through Blackboard and student emails. Contact us with any enquiries, to book a Teams call or find out the best time to chat to us in person.

Salford Business School

Our employability hub at SBS supports both UG and PG students across all business disciplines and law. Our drop-ins are in room 624, Maxwell Building at 14:00-16:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and 10:00-12:00 Wednesday and Friday. We host a range of events across the academic year. This includes our Employability Week taking place in both trimester 1 and 2, where students can engage with industry partners through live presentations, speed networking, and interactive workshops. Please email us or book an appointment with one of our advisors for any employability or placement related support.

School of Health & Society

Cathy Deihim is the Employability Advisor for the School of Health and Society, supporting UG students on the non-allied health-related programmes. This includes Sociology and Criminology, Social Policy, Sports and Psychology. Drop-ins are held every Tuesday 13:00-15:00 - online via Teams. Please contact Cathy directly about the drop-ins or to book a one-to-one session.

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

As part of the employability offer, SEE offers a Year in Industry option within the majority of undergraduate programmes. Industry collaboration is continued with programmes such as the HackCamp focused on computing students together with industry speakers from a variety of sectors. In addition, The Maker Space offers students to develop skills by utilising equipment such as 3D printers, laser-cutting machines and electronic circuit boards for academic or personal projects.

Placement drop-ins are currently scheduled weekly during term-time at the new SEE building between 13:00-15:30 on Wednesdays. Queries related to placements and employability can be sent to