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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Posted by:Ryan Thomas Williams

I have been blogging about education policy, technology and research in various formats since 2014. As part of my PhD journey which focuses on social media in education, I have created an Education Technology blog. My aim is that IIT Education can share the latest EdTech news whilst providing a platform to discuss my research.