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Business Placements

Our Business Placement scheme places students with high-value placement providers around the world, offering valuable opportunities to enhance their future career prospects while applying academic learning to the real world of work, broadening their experience and building their skill-set.  

students on a placement, Vietnam airlines
Enhancing employability through work-based learning

How do Business Placements work?

Working closely with The Careers Group and placement providers, the University of London ensures that the Business Placement scheme mirrors real life recruitment processes in order to give students a true portrayal of what it is like to apply for a job in today’s employment market.

There are three main stages of securing a business placement:

  1. Students go through a highly competitive application process, which includes submitting a CV and written statement. 
  2. Based on their quality, applications are then longlisted and shortlisted
  3. Selected candidates are invited to interview with the placement providers, with successful students receiving their business placement offer. 

Where and when are the Business Placements?

Business Placements are active in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam (with the latter open to students in South East Asia) and we will be expanding our offering to additional countries post-pandemic. 

We have also successfully run a number of virtual internships during the pandemic, open to our students worldwide.  

Business placements usually take place from May to September, when many students have a break from their studies. However, we adapt to changing circumstances as necessary in order to offer the best opportunities for students. 

Who can apply?

As the employability climate changes, so does the criteria for candidates applying for business placements. We match students and placement providers to create mutually beneficial collaborations, enhancing the learning experience of our students and meeting the needs of the employer. Applicants must be current undergraduate students of the University of London.

Who are the Placement Providers?

We collaborate with the world’s best placement providers from a variety of industries in order to give students the highest quality work-based learning experience. In previous years, students have completed business placements with a variety of organisations, some of which can be found in the image below. 

Logos- Ahmer Bilal Soofi & Co., Aviva Vietnam, CBRE Vietnam, Coca-Cola Commercial Bank of Ceylon D. L. & F. De Saram Deloitte Dialog Ernst & Young F. J. & G. de Saram FM Associates Galaxy Communications Grant Thornton Vietnam HaiderMota & Co.  Hatch Works Pvt Ltd Hayleys Ho Chi Minh City Securities Corporation Julius & Creasy Khalid Anwer & Co. Nestlé Orr, Dignam & Co. Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited RIAA Barker Gillette S&P Global Unilever Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Prosperity Bank VNG Corporation
We have a number of placement providers from a variety of industries, some of them are shown in this image.

Are you interested in being a Placement Provider?

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch and we would be happy to discuss whether the Business Placement scheme is a good match for your company.

Student on a placement, in an office
"This experience will illustrate to future employers that I’m passionate, driven and not afraid to step outside my comfort zone" - Hashpal

Students have shared how participating in business placements has benefitted their professional and personal development.


Student who completed Business Bootcamp


"It has helped significantly with my career planning in the future [and provided] a precious cross-cultural challenge. It is not only about work, but the experience of immense personal growth and life enrichment throughout this memorable and enjoyable journey."

student in a library

Qubra A

“These opportunities help you grow as a person, make you more confident in yourself and allow you to explore different areas”