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How to find a placement?

If you choose the sandwich route, our Placement Office will help you find your placement.

At the same time, see if you can find some placements yourself.
The first thing to do is draw up a long list of companies that you want to work for, you might have found these at careers fairs, on-line.
Check to see whether these companies offer placements through their websites. If not, there’s no harm in giving them a call and asking if they might be potentially interested in taking you on. Send them your CV and a covering letter, expressing why you want to work for their company in particular and what you can offer them.

You might also want to utilise any connections you may have, i.e. family, friends, acquaintances or previous companies that you’ve done work for. Let everyone know that you’re looking for a placement.

A word of warning though, before you start searching on your own: if you’re doing a sandwich placement year, you might have to check with ESAM Design that the placement you’ve found is suitable and complies with the course requirements.