Placements with Nutrition, Exercise and Health

The BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health course has an optional placement year between the second and final year of the degree programme.

To prepare you for both placement and graduate opportunities, you will take part in a Careers and Employability module during Stage 2. This module will include workshops on how to make effective career decisions and experiential learning on how to find and secure placement opportunities with a range of biomedical and healthcare employers. 

In addition to placement opportunities in industry, the School of Biomedical Sciences offers a variety of research placements each year.

To help you explore available options, you will have access to individual support from the Careers and Employability Service:

  • Lindsey Marshall offers tailored support on finding and applying to placements
  • Paul Gillard offers careers guidance to support individual career decision making
Out on placement you'll gain invaluable experience in your chosen sector, as well as the confidence and skills needed to succeed in graduate employment.

Upon completion of a successful placement year you'll be awarded a ‘Certificate of Industrial Experience’ in addition to your final degree award on graduation.

Additional work-related experiences

In addition to the placements offered by degree courses, it’s worth getting some relevant experience either through part-time, voluntary or holiday work.

Doing this in your first and second year can help you to beat the competition to secure the placement you want. You should also take time to develop your commercial awareness for example by networking with potential employers, entering employability competitions and enhancing your portfolio of skills.

To discover a wide range of employment and other development opportunities, please visit Student Jobs and Employability skills development.

Placement employers

Examples of previously advertised opportunities include:
  • Nestle
  • Danone
  • Apetito
  • University of Plymouth
  • Institute of Food Research
  • Dowe Egberts
  • Inspired Through Sport