Industrial & summer placement opportunities

We are able to offer a variety of opportunities for Undergraduates and Postgraduates at the Pet Centre. You will be able to experience what it is like to work in a global, privately-owned company, whilst being given responsibility, freedom, and a chance to enhance your scientific and business skills.

We have two types of assignments available: shorter summer placements (typically 3 – 6 months) and industrial placements (12 months). 

Industrial placements (12 months)

Animal unit based placements

These involve providing the care and training to our pets to enable them to participate in our research programme, whilst also generating high quality scientific data through our caring science approach. Typically, we offer two placements each year for second year Undergraduates studying a relevant animal based degree. These placements typically run from September through to the following September.

Applications for animal unit based placements for 2019 have now closed.

Research or laboratory based placements

These placements are for students to work on a specific research study and are dependent on the availability of suitable projects. As these projects tend to have technical and functional knowledge, there may be specific course requirements. The placements are for second year Undergraduate students and typically run from September to September.

We will advertise these placements on this page when available.

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Summer placements

Occasionally, we have summer placements available. They are usually based in our research or laboratory teams and involve working on a specific research project. We may stipulate a course requirement for these placements as they tend to require certain technical and functional knowledge.
These placements are open to Undergraduates or Post Graduates in relevant scientific disciplines at any stage in their studies (unless specified otherwise). These placements are dependent on project availability.

We will advertise these placements on this page when available.