The sandwich degree: how to fill your course with a dream placement

Lots of students favour degrees that include a year working in industry. Our experts reveal how to find the best opportunities

When Heidi Hawkins applied for her degree in business management at the University of Huddersfield, the sandwich year was the main appeal. “I was interested in marketing, but didn’t take it as a degree subject. I thought spending a year working in the industry would confirm whether it should be my future career,” she says.

“The application procedure was draining. Eventually I secured my placement in communications at an NHS hospital after endless applications and four interviews. But it was worth it, and I now have a full-time job in marketing.”

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