The Year in Industry (YINI) programme offers students the opportunity to gain professional development by working at a reputable company. We help place students in top UK companies every year, including Shell, Rolls-Royce, EDF, Network Rail and GKN. Typically, the programme lasts for 12 months and can be paid or unpaid. We have placements for students interested in all areas of engineering, science, IT, e-commerce, business, marketing, finance and logistics.
Our placements offer students the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. Around a quarter of all our students are sponsored through university each year and many of our 300 partner companies see The Year in Industry as an important part of their graduate recruitment programme.
As part of the YINI student placement scheme, we are delighted to offer a new Master Class Workshop initiative from September 2017.
The Master Class Workshops will provide our students with the chance to develop their skills across 3 main areas:
Soft skills (such as Presentation skills, CV & Interview Workshops and Leadership & Management)
Technical Skills (such as Introduction to Composites, Product Design and Intellectual Property)
Sector overviews (such as the Energy, Rail or Offshore Sectors)
The Workshops are delivered by experienced professionals who are keen to share their knowledge & experience with the next generation of engineers, scientists & business leaders.
Workshops will be located in various locations around the UK.
Why take part in the Year in Industry
• Gain insight into a particularly industry or role • Take on real responsibilities and gain valuable experience • Earn while you learn • Develop transferable skills and increase your employability • Apply the theoretical knowledge that you have gained at school/college/university
Who is The Year in Industry for?
YINI is for post A-Level/Higher/Advanced Higher and undergraduate students who are looking for work placements within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Students can apply to the programme before or during their degree course.
How it works
1 Student submits application to YINI via web site. 2 Student interviewed by EDT prior to full acceptance on the scheme. 3 Employers approach us outlining the kinds of roles they have / students they are looking for. 4 EDT Placements team will search the registered students’ database to find suitable matches for companies and forward relevant CV’s to the employer. In some cases we will contact universities / schools for specific candidates. 5 The employer will identify which students they would like to interview and when. 6 The EDT will deal with the administration arrangements informing the student. 7 The employer will interview the student and decide whether they want to offer a placement to the student. If they do the EDT will relay the offer to the Student. 8 The EDT will assign a mentor to the student / company. 9 Upon the student starting the EDT will invoice the employer for the placement fee.
The EDT would like to thank our sponsors and supporters of The Year in Industry scheme. We are also grateful for the support of the hosting companies.