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Placements

Our postgraduate placements are designed to help you recognise the breadth of your potential and highlight future opportunities.

About our placements

Each placement involves a discrete project at an external organisation for which the postgraduate researcher acts as a specialist consultant. The placements are delivered in partnership with a wide range of employers from small local businesses to multinational organisations. 

We generally offer two types of placement:

  • part-time projects, up to 200 hours, for a period of 3-6 months.
  • full-time 3 month internships.

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Current Vacancies

  • Strategic Business Planning Project
    Application closing date: 18 Sep 2022
    Location: Remote/ Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    This project would be ideally suited to a postgraduate in Business Management that is looking to gain experience at a high level in supporting strategic growth within a business. You will be assisting a local family run business with their growth and development plans short term and also with the creation of a strategic 5 year plan.
  • Digital Marketing Strategy Development Project
    Application closing date: 18 Sep 2022
    Location: Melton Mowbray East Midlands United Kingdom
    The UK's leading provider of uniforms, workwear and bags is looking to undertake a comprehensive analysis and revision of its digital marketing strategy to ensure its continued growth. If this sounds like a challenge you would be interested in and you are a current PGT at the Business School then this could be the ideal placement for you to make an impact and gain valuable experience.
  • Data Management Efficiency and Workflow Mapping Project
    Application closing date: 18 Sep 2022
    Location: Kirkby-in-Ashfield/ Remote East Midlands United Kingdom
    We are a creative design business providing innovative solutions to our customers, you will be supporting us to work towards our growth plan by making our processes and systems more efficient. The placement is ideally suited to an IT postgraduate with commercial awareness and an interest in system automation and development. Our systems need to start working more for us – can you help us do that?
  • Process mapping, end to end process review project
    Application closing date: 11 Sep 2022
    Location: Melton Mowbray East Midlands United Kingdom
    This placement would be ideal for a postgraduate with skills in mapping processes and who would relish the opportunity to work with a market leading company and gain valuable experience in process mapping their operations. As a result of years of sustained growth the UKs leading supplier of promotional bags and branded workwear, are looking to undertake an analysis of its workflows and processes to ensure they are fit for purpose and can be upscaled to continue its growth trajectory.
  • Digital Transformation Project
    Application closing date: 11 Sep 2022
    Location: Melton Mowbray East Midlands United Kingdom
    Supporting the UKs leading supplier of bags, workwear and uniforms to research, map and provide recommendations on its digital ability, this placement will allow you to develop your digital skills and provide a fast growing company with plans and recommendations to continue its growth. Tackling all elements of a digital transformational plan you will be part of an in-depth multi-million pound project.
  • Business Automation Consultant
    Application closing date: 11 Sep 2022
    Location: Remote/ Nottingham for catch ups East Midlands United Kingdom
    This project will allow you to demonstrate your IT / Project Management Skills based totally with the consumer in mind. The priority will be the end user focus whilst having a robust audit trail and automating services to make this expanding financial organisation more efficient whilst maintaining the personal touch they have with their clients.
  • Financial Processes Mapping Project
    Application closing date: 4 Sep 2022
    Location: Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    In our drive to become the UK's most trusted and responsible Fintech business, we are looking to work with a talented postgraduate. You will work with us to ensure that our systems and processes are as streamlined and efficient as possible and gain valuable experience in the emerging fintech sector.
  • Marketing and Sustainability Strategy Development
    Application closing date: 4 Sep 2022
    Location: Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    We are transforming the marketplace for the food industry with our sustainable reusable takeout food and drink packaging. We want to work with a talented postgraduate to help us on our journey to rewrite the rules. This placement will focus on our marketing and sustainability strategies and support us in the implementation.
  • Applications Engineer Project (accreditations)
    Application closing date: 4 Sep 2022
    Location: Nottingham East Midlands United Kingdom
    Project managing the accreditation of this UK leading engineering company is a huge opportunity for an Engineering, Operations Management or Technical Postgraduate to really drive forward the accreditation project at LEEC. The Postgraduate will work with R&D and Technical teams to move to the new standard. LEEC are the UK leaders in laboratory, forensic and pathology equipment and are proud of their quality and standards, this placement is looking to support their innovation journey.
  • Supply Database & Quotation Builder Development
    Application closing date: 4 Sep 2022
    Location: Remote Working East Midlands United Kingdom
    Working closely with the Managing Director this placement is ideally suited to an IT postgraduate with skills in data management systems and an interest in digital strategy. You will be supporting a well established furniture manufacturer and supplier to commercial sectors in developing a system able to cope with the businesses strategic and operational requirements.
  • Marketing Funnel and Tender Development Project
    Application closing date: 4 Sep 2022
    Location: Ilkeston East Midlands United Kingdom
    We are one of the UK's leading structural engineering consultancies specialising in inspection, testing and surveys of all manner of structures around the country. We are looking to work with a Postgraduate to support us on the next stage of our growth by helping us to develop a sales and marketing funnel to support us acquiring more sales and tenders. If you like to idea of supporting a growing business in a vital industry sector then this could be the placement for you.

 

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