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School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences

Testimonials (Year in Industry)

Nothing about spending a year in industry is easy. From writing hundreds of cover letters to answering motivational questions. It's all a bit daunting. 

However, the benefits of taking an industrial placement are countless, especially in today’s job market characterised by economic insecurity and huge competition. Recruiters want brilliant graduates who are ready for the job and who know what it means to put their heart and soul in it.

“Daria is a hard working and valuable member of staff. She has adapted to our work environment quickly and efficiently. She contributes to our school ethos by promoting kindness, effort and aspiration and has built great relationships with pupils and staff here. We are pleased to have her and her psychological expertise on our inclusion team!”
— Placement Provider: Natasha Socrates – Ark John Keats, Placement Student: Daria Wilk – Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Read what previous School of Biological and Behavioural placement students have to say about their experiences and bear in mind – they were just like you before their placements: worried and unsure.

Learn more about a placement at GSK and ViiV Healthcare and the skills gained:GSK SBBS year in industry [PDF 280KB]

A placement year can go beyond your programme, learn more about Amelia's time at Adobe, working in as a Solutions Consulting Intern:Adobe year in industry SBBS [PDF 662KB]

“It was a pleasure to have Mariam on placement with us. She became a dedicated and hardworking member of the team. It was great to see her develop her skills and confidence over the course of the placement”
— Placement Provider: Emma Britneff – Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Placement Student: Mariam Jawad – Student Psychologist.

If you’d like to talk to any of these students, please let Paraskevi Argyriou know.

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