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Funded Engineering Insights Programme

Written by Paula Devine | 25 Jun 2015

The University of Bedfordshire, Careers & Employability Service now have a dedicated placements team in recognition of the fact that work placements offer an unrivalled learning experience for students and an opportunity for employers to establish a tried and tested talent pipeline of the most ambitious undergraduates.

In order to support students into the engineering and manufacturing industries in the local area, they have launched an 'Engineering Insights Programme'.

The Programme

Students from a range of courses go on placements or shorter 'insights' with companies operating in the engineering and manufacturing sectors in the local area.

The university will fund the programme paying students for the time spent during the placement or 'insight' weeks with industrial partners.

The role the student undertakes does not need to be engineering specific.

The Aim

Encourage new talent into the engineering & manufacturing industries within Luton (LU postcode).

Showcase the breadth and depth of opportunities available within these skills shortage areas.

Remove financial barriers students face when undertaking these programmes.

Your Commitment

To agree to a number of 'insights' or placements for students

To ensure a mentor is available during the placement/insight that is a direct point of contact for the university and the student.

To give feedback on the experience

Areas of talent available

  • IT

  • Social Media

  • Business Management

  • Marketing & advertising

  • Accounting & finance

  • Human resources

  • Business development

  • Web design

  • Graphic design

To find out more contact:

Darsh Hawtin, Student Development and Awards Manager - 01582 489293 -

Topics: Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, engineering, funding, manufacturing, training, careers, University of Bedfordshire

Paula Devine

Written by Paula Devine

Paula is Head of Membership and Global Services at Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

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