Year In Industry

A “Year in Industry” offers an undergraduate student a chance to work in an industry relevant to their degree 

Statistics show that students that 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 or 3rd year 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 and twenty students per year in employment, under the Year-in-Industry [YiI] initiative. Primarily, 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.

We currently manage the year in industry students for Cardiff University 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
Note: There is no charge for the employer to use this service.
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity of employing a student for the next academic year, please contact:
Bethan Roberts on 01446 775959 or