Computing student placements

Lingfen Sun

Associate Professor (Reader) in Multimedia Comms and Networks

Employability Tutor


In the third year, students will have the opportunity to complete a minimum of 48 weeks of full-time employment, gaining invaluable experience in the industry. Students will get paid by their companies and the University only charges students a nominal fee during this year. Students will have the opportunity to increase their employment experience; to embed knowledge and skills developed during the first and second years of their degree; and also acquire new skills, knowledge and competences in the workplace.

The University’s Placement Office will assist and support students throughout the process of obtaining a placement: preparation of placement applications; CV writing; job interview technique; access to up-to-date information on placement opportunities. Each placement student will be allocated a placement tutor, who will monitor each student’s progress; supporting the student when required; as well as carrying out placement visits to the student’s place of work. Each student completes staged progress reports, which include 6-week, 24-week and final progress reports. Near the end of the placement, students also submit the Professional Training Report, which is an integral part of the assessment requirements for the programme of study.

The computing degree students at the Plymouth University have been highly successful in obtaining positions in top-class companies. The students have taken on placements at well-known multinational companies, such as: IBM, Intel, HP and Microsoft, mainly at their UK sites; at national and government organisations and corporations such as BBC, Met Office, and Land Registry; and at local companies/organisations such as Delt Shared Services, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Marine Labs and Plymouth University Technology Information Service (TIS) department.

Muna Rahman took her placement year at Plymouth University

I was able to apply my technical knowledge to real-world situations, which enhanced my understanding and demonstrated useful applications of what I learnt in lectures.

Read Muna's story

Kate Uzar – Computer Programmer placement at Nestlé UK&I Ltd.

I have gained a lot of valuable skills and attended training that was offered by the company and relevant to my role, which will be useful in my future career in Computer Science or Data Science/Artificial Intelligence areas.

Kate worked in a small team called Warehouse and Transport Systems Specialists (WATTS) within the Materials Handling team, part of Supply Chain.

Find out more about Kate's experience

Jodie O'Reilly – Software Engineer at Renishaw

My programming skills have come on leaps and bounds in the last year. This is because I was using these skills every single day and the projects were a lot more complex than anything I had tackled in the past.

Jodie worked for an engineering company in Gloucestershire called Renishaw which specialises in metrology and precision.

Read more about Jodie's placement experience

Richard Imms' placement with Accenture

After finishing my placement year, I felt I had direction and I knew which modules I needed to pick in my final year to help me achieve my new found aims.

More from Richard, BSc (Hons) Computer Science

We work with...

 

BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security

Anient
BT Group
Brightside Group PLC
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Delta Shared Services Ltd
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
GlaxoSmithKline
Insite Digital
L3 TRLLand Registry
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Microsoft Ltd
Optimal Hosting Ltd, London
Outpost24
Plymouth University
Portcullis Computer Security
Royal Botanic Gardens
South Hams District Council
Sullivan Cuff Software Ltd
TRE
UKHO
Merck Sharp & Dohme Ltd
Hydrographic Office
Delt Shared Services Ltd.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Accenture
Body shop
C3 Resources Ltd
Centrax Gas
CLS Group
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Crowd Funder
Delta Shared Services
Developertown LLC
Diverse Interactive
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Ericsson
Gamma Telecom
GE Global
GlaxoSmithKline
Hewlett Packard
Hicom Technology
IBM
ICO3
ICSA Software International Lmt
Ideal Final Result Consultants
International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical experience
Kew Royal Botanical Gardens
Land Registry
Lankmark
Lockheed Martin UK
Nanodators SIA
National Physical Lab
Neurocore / Plymouth University
Oracle
Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Plymouth University
Pythagoras Communications Ltd
SAA Consultants
Spirent Communications
Starred
Science & Technology Facilities Council
TE Connectivity
The Barden Corporation
Thompson Reuters
Virgin Care
Visteon Engineering Services Ltd
WebBased
Xerox UK Ltd
DTT Multimedia
GE Aviation Services
ProspectSoft Ltd
Hydrographic Office
Numatic International Ltd
Helitune Ltd
Renishaw Plc
Met Office
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Intelligent Optimisations
The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd
Vualto
Accenture Technology Solutions Ltd
Spirent Communications plc

BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks

British School of Brussels
Contract Fire and Security
Debenhams Plc
Exponential-e Limited, London
G Research
Network Rail
Olton
Plantronics
Plymouth University
Research in Motion UK Ltd (Blackberry)
SAA Consultants, Plymouth
ServerChoice
Softcat Ltd, Marlow
Sports Direct
TxtNation
Cisco Systems
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Poundberry Systems Ltd
IBM UK Ltd
Juniper Networks
Goss Interactive Ltd 

BSc (Hons) Computing & Games Development

Accenture
DDT Multimedia, Amsterdam
GE Capital
MSM Software Solved, Exeter
Nestle
Real Visual
Sparkol
The Barden Corporation
Landmark Information Group Ltd
Delt Shared Services Ltd. 

BSc (Hons) Computing

Apetito
Aspex Software
BBC
BMW UK Ltd
CGI
IBM UK Ltd
ICO3 Ltd
Land Registry
Less 4 Spares
MD Web Solutions
Numatic
Peninsula evolvit Limited
Plymouth City Council
South Hams District Council
TouchByte
WebBased
Met Office
TE Connectivity
Ministry of Defence
Food Surveys Ltd
FDM Group
Higher Education Statistics Agency