Business services

Undergraduate placements


Cass Business School enjoys strong and mutually beneficial relationships with businesses. We work with some of the very best academics and leading practitioners to develop and deliver our programmes. Our well-prepared, resourceful, committed and highly motivated undergraduate students will have benefited from two years of some of the best and most up-to-date business education.

The one-year professional placement programme forms an important part of our 'theory' and practice ethos. It enables you to access and work with some of the best young business talent available.

The placement takes place during the third year of a four-year degree. It is an option on all Cass undergraduate degree programmes, and all our students are eligible to apply.

Our students undertake placements in the following business areas:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial
  • Banking
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Investment Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate

Student Internships

If you have a short-term project, many of Cass Business School's undergraduate students are interested in internships. These are shorter work placements of between one and three months' duration, usually during the summer breaks.

Although internships do not form part of the Cass undergraduate degree programmes, they provide many of the benefits of the placement scheme for both you and the student. As such, we are happy to promote them to our undergraduate students.

Why employ a placement student?

Feedback from current placement employers shows that Cass students provide a valuable resource, undertaking business projects that would otherwise require the appointment of new, permanent staff.

Employers find that our undergraduate students are well prepared with many of them having extensive business knowledge, often in specialised areas such as risk management, insurance, or banking and investment, as well as general management, marketing and human resource management.

For our students, the opportunity to gain work experience through a placement year or summer internship is valued greatly. It allows them to apply their theoretical studies to practice, to gain new skills and knowledge in a real business environment, and to experience real responsibility for assigned projects.

Many of our students return to their placement employers on graduation, which is testament to the impact they invariably make.