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School of Mathematics launches support for student placements

11 February 2020

New work experience opportunities will be available with our industry partners.

On 5 February, the Careers Service and School of Mathematics placement leads held an event for penultimate year students interested in gaining practical experience alongside their studies.

This is a facilitated scheme involving a large spread of organisations from small start-ups to financial companies and large manufacturers and utilities that the School has existing research links with, or who are key recruiters of mathematics graduates.

In 2020 there will be up to 30 summer placements, each lasting 12 weeks and spanning a range of numeracy-related tasks. The School will match students’ interests with available places and arrange interviews for successful candidates.

A second talk will take place at the end of February in the Fry Building, with information on the scheme available in the entrance throughout the term.

Mathematics Careers lead Rachael Carey said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for our students to gain some practical experience whilst they’re studying, boosting their employability and showcasing just some of the directions you can take with a Mathematics degree.”

Faculty of Science Employability Consultant Eilidh Sligo added: “Getting some work experience has numerous benefits. It can help students to determine what they do, or don't, want to do after graduation by providing an insight into a sector and job as well as developing valued employability skills. It is also consistently ranked as one of the most important factors when employers are recruiting new graduates."

Further information

Read more about students’ careers support, including case studies from our alumni.

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