Newman prides itself on providing quality education and encouraging students to reach their full potential.

This could be why Newman historically has one of the best employment rates of colleges and universities in the UK.

Every full-time degree at Newman contains a work placement element so that you will gain the graduate level work experience valued by employers. Many of our students find their placement a useful way of gaining a greater understanding of the industry that they are considering working in and helps prepare them for employment. This can, in turn, help them to refine their career options.

Work Placements

All students on an Initial Teacher Education course have work placements in schools as part of their course. Students on undergraduate degree programmes complete a work placement module in their second year and many have the opportunity to do so again in their third year. Students have the opportunity to carry out a graduate role in any sector, as long as it related to their undergraduate degree.

Possible outcomes of a Work Placement:

  • Employment – paid/unpaid
  • Increased employability
  • Clarity on career decisions
  • Social Capital: Developing networks
  • New referee
  • Exploring concepts – making a difference, social justice in the workplace, mission of service, self identity
  • Opportunity to apply theory to practice
  • Personal development: values, knowledge, skills and attributes

For more information please contact:

Simon Bicknell, Senior Lecturer in Work Related Learning S.Bicknell@staff.newman.ac.uk 0121-476-1181 ext 2454

Melissa Maria Clarke, Senior Careers and Work Related Learning Officer:
Melissa.M.Clarke@newman.ac.uk 0121-476-1181 ext 2416