When do placements start and finish?
Most placements start in August / September and finish in July / August of the following year but this can vary. Placements are between 10-12 months.
Where are placements located?
Can I choose where i work?
You can request specific companies you’d like us to approach on your application form, and we are happy to follow these up.
What kind of work will I do?
Individual placements are highly diverse. They might involve carrying out research, designing prototypes, planning projects, handling customer queries or devising networking methods.
How much will I be paid?
Typically, students can earn from approximately £12,000 up to £17,000, dependant upon age, experience and company salary structure.
Are there opportunities for sponsorship or graduate employment?
Yes. Many companies use the YINI scheme to select graduate recruits, around a quarter of students are sponsored through university and even more are guaranteed holiday work.
Will my university mind me taking a year out with YINI?
What support does YINI offer during the year?
You receive guidance from your regional team and an industrial mentor and you are assigned a manager with the company. You will also get the chance to meet other Year in Industry students and benefit from free optional Master Class Workshops to support your continued professional development.
Placed YINI students now have the opportunity to gain Platinum Level accreditation through the Industrial Cadet (IC) programme for the work they complete during their YINI placement. YINI students will complete a competency and skills based logbook and be able to support their own continued professional development even further by attending optional Workshops through the Master Class Series.
Won't my mathematical skills fade during a year out?
How do I apply?
Apply online here. Once you have registered we will contact you to discuss the next stage of the application process.
Am I guaranteed a placement?
No. As students are employed directly by the company, YINI cannot guarantee a placement for every applicant. However students applying early and being flexible about the type of work will certainly increase their chances.
Am I eligible?
YINI welcomes students who are:
• Eligible to work in the UK
• A-Level/Higher/Advanced Higher and Undergraduate students who are looking for work placements within science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM). This includes a number of business and commercial roles with the STEM companies EDT partners.