Year in Industry

We currently manage the "Year in Industry" students for Cardiff University's School of Engineering, placing students from the following courses: 


  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Integrated Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Engineering

Anecdotal evidence show that students who take a sandwich year often get better results in their degree. Placements are usually for a minimum of 48 weeks and normally take place between the students’ 2nd and 3rd years of their degree courses. Whilst 48 weeks is normally the minimum length of a placement, by mutual agreement between the employer and student it can last longer.

Currently, Symmons Madge Associates place around one hundred students per year in employment, under the Year in Industry [YiI] initiative. The work placement takes place during the students’ third year at the university; these students will be studying for either a BEng or MEng degree.

Note: There is no charge to the employer for our service.


If you are interested in exploring this opportunity of employing a student for the next academic year,
please contact:

Sian Stocker on 01446 775959 or email