The Year in Industry provides extensive advantages, giving you the opportunity to apply your skills in a work based environment which in turn will greatly enhancing your CV and employment prospects. It must be taken with a relevant employer or organisation and can be taken either locally, nationally or overseas. The department will provide ongoing support and guidance prior to your placement in year 2 through the pre-placement programme, and whilst you are on placement through regular contact points with staff. The department is working with a number of organisations who are providing a range of placement opportunities. However securing a placement is the responsibility of the student. If you are unable to secure a placement by the end of the second year of your studies you will transfer onto the equivalent 3 year degree programme.