Cass Professional Placement Programme

Description 

A placement year is a great opportunity to develop professional skills and complete your university degree with one year’s professional work experience. It will greatly enhance your employability, help you develop key personal, transferable and professional skills, as well as prepare you for the competitive graduate market that lies ahead.

 

The work placement programme is a recognised part of your degree, and is endorsed on your final degree certificate.  It is taken during your 3rd year, giving you the opportunity to add a valuable additional year to your degree, working for a professional organisation either in the UK or abroad.

 

Companies who have recently provided Cass students with a work placement include:  Accenture, Aon, Aviva, AXA Investment Managers, British Airways, Brown Brothers Harriman, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, Grant Thornton, GSK, IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, L’Oreal, Marsh, Mercer, Pfizer, Prudential, PwC, UBS, UNICEF, Walt Disney, Warner Bros.

 

Summer Internships: This is a 4 – 12 week work experience which you take at the end of your 2nd Year. These are extremely competitive, more so than the placement year, however, it is a good opportunity for you to gain an insight into the professional working environment. If you choose this option, and complete the internship, and meet the necessary summer internship requirements, you will be provided with a signed Summer Internship Certificate.

  • Rajiv Shah undertook a placement at Lloyd's Banking Group
How to get involved 

Contact the Cass undergraduate work placement team for more information at: cass-ug-placements@city.ac.uk

 

Important dates
Benefits to getting involved 

 

  • Gaining a clearer insight into your future career
  • Enhance your market value, skills and competencies
  • Network within your employing organisation
  • Secure a possible graduate position
  • Increasing your confidence, maturity and professionalism
  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Make a start on your final year dissertation

 

 

When does it take place? 

The placement program is open to second year students on all of our undergraduate courses and is undertaken during the third year of your degree programme.

  • Placements last 9-12 months, starting between July and mid-September
  • Choosing this option will convert your degree to a four-year sandwich degree
Where does it take place? 

The majority of placements are based in the UK.  However, you can apply and accept placements overseas but you must ensure that you have the relevant work permits to work in that country especially if it is not your home country.

Who can apply? 

All Cass second year undergraduates.  See above for application process.

More information 

How the Cass placement team support students:

  • Offering one-to-one placement and summer internship advice and support, including CVs, covering letters and online applications
  • Advertise placement and summer internship opportunities directly through email and via our online resources
  • Organise skills workshops and on campus employer events
  • Deliver placement preparation briefing sessions 
  • Advise on writing speculative applications to specific companies of your choice
  • Out  you in contact with previous placement students who will give you information about the company and  help you prepare for interviews
  • Sign post you for advice on assessment centres, psychometric tests, video interviewing and mock interviews
  • Monitor you throughout your time on placement

 

Contact Information:

Mohammed Rahman
Jenny Bryant
Eilieen Rahilly
Work Placement & Internship Coordinators
Phone +44 (0)20 7040 3359 / 8663 / 8573
Email cass-ug-placements@city.ac.uk