SEPnet Summer Placement Scheme

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Each year, SEPnet arranges for undergraduates in their 2nd and 3rd year to conduct eight week placements. The scheme not only provides a transfer of knowledge across the South East of England, it increases the employability of physics students too.

A two-way street

The scheme is highly rewarding to both students and employers. It introduces students to the scientific workplace and acts as an invaluable resource for employers looking for a fresh perspective on their business challenges.

Students receive £2,000 for an 8-week placement to cover their expenses. If you are able to fund a placement for a physics student, please contact: summerplacements@sepnet.ac.uk.

Find out more

Download our booklet of success stories [PDF 646KB]  Read our most recent summer placement report here: SEPnet Summer Placement Report 2016.

Hear from students talking about the benefits of their SEPnet summer placements:

Take a virtual visit to Southampton physics department’s SEPnet poster exhibition to showcase student projects and hear students and staff talk about the value of SEPnet placements:

Listen to employers talk about why they offer placements, give advice to students and talk about what students have achieved on SEPnet summer placements:

“We took SEPnet students for the second year running this year and have been very impressed with the calibre of the students, their capabilities and the general high standard. For your records (as it’s always good to hear success stories) we have just made a permanent job offer to one of the students we had in 2011.”

– Lesley Fewell, Head of Human Resources, Ultra Electronics

“The SEPnet scheme has been incredibly valuable to us. I had a number of excellent applicants for the post and the overall experience was very positive. I will definitely be working with SEPnet in future years to take advantage of this scheme again.”

– Phil Edwards, Director, Weald Technology Ltd and SusMobil Ltd.

SEPnet Annual Student Expo

Each year we celebrate physics students’ achievements at the SEPnet Students’ Expo held in London. The event offers students the opportunity to give presentations and display posters about their summer projects. Over 100 students, academics and employers attend this networking event to hear from inspirational industry speakers and visit employer stands.

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