Industry Placements, Support and Training

Your placement, your future. 

All of our undergraduate degree programmes in accounting, business and management provide you with the opportunity to take a one-year paid Industry Placement between your second and final year of study, which we encourage students to do.

An unrivalled opportunity to enhance your degree

An Industry Placement offers you an enormous range of benefits – both during your degree and beyond. After two years studying with us you will be able to put your learning into practice and experience business as it really is – as well as earning a competitive salary. What’s more you will be able to further develop skills including time and project management, teamwork and communication – all of which will considerably enhance your CV. In today’s competitive job market, your Industry Placement will give you the knowledge, experience and contacts to make you highly sought after by graduate employers. A successful Industry Placement can also lead to a job offer with your placement company upon graduation.

You will also have lots of opportunities to develop excellent professional contacts that will stand you in good stead for the future. Dedicated support to help you on your career path. Our dedicated placement team, who all have a background in industry and graduate recruitment, will provide you with expert advice and guidance during your time at Henley – from helping choosing the right Industry Placement through to supporting you while working during your third year.

Placement Destinations

We recognise that the majority of our students prefer to remain in Reading to do their placement year, in order to take advantage of
the location of Reading which is the hub for technology in the UK, as well as boasting offices for all Big 4 firms, major retail companies
and many other industry sectors. We also encourage and support students in doing their placement year in London, and other regional
cities in the UK as well as abroad. We work with leading employers in the region and beyond, and have expertise in a wide range of
sectors.