Doing a placement at King’s can be a great way to give you the opportunity to gain skills specific to your subject or industry of choice, as well as the employability skills required for real-life work. It also increases your knowledge of an industry or sector, allowing you to make better-informed decisions for future career choices. Placements can lead to better grades in your final year(s) of study, a graduate offer from your placement employer adn a higher likelihood fo securing graduate employment.
Placements take place between years 2 and 4 for a minimum of 11 months. All students at King’s will earn a salary whilst on placement; we don’t work with non-paying organisations. Salaries will vary depending on organisation size, sector and location but start from an average of £20,000 (per annum) up to £50,000+ (per annum).
As you undertake a placement year as part of your degree, you will remain students at King’s College London and will receive support from the university throughout your placement. The fee paid during the placement is lower than the standard tuition fee.
Currently, within the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES), we are offering placements in the following programmes in the Chemistry and Informatics departments:
NMES has a dedicated Placements Team who is on hand to help students with support, advice and employer information on the different types of placements students can apply for, as well as guiding them through the academic and administrative stages. We also run CV sessions and application advice workshops.