How does it work?
We can advertise your opportunity and help with the recruitment arrangements. All positions are secured by competitive employer-conducted interview, ensuring that the right students are appointed. These services, carried out by the NTU Placement Office are free of charge.
The organisation and the student will have the support of the Placement Team and course tutors during the placement and where appropriate, the student will be visited by a member of the course team. The main purpose of the visit is to establish that the placement is progressing satisfactorily and to discuss any areas of concern. These visits tend to be quite informal, lasting about two hours.
Pay and terms of employment
- Students do not receive any financial assistance from their education authority during the placement year.
- Students employed in London or the South should receive a wage reflecting the higher cost of living.
- The current typical salary range is between the minimum wage and £18,000 pa.
Health and safety
Any contract of employment entered into by the student and the organisation will be solely between those two parties. The University however, remains duty bound to ensure that health and safety of its students whilst on placement. For this reason all placements must be approved. The organisation is asked to complete and return to the University a simple checklist form (provided by the University). Health and safety arrangements require no additional provisions to those already being made for regular employees in compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
The students work towards an additional qualification, a ‘Diploma in Professional Practice’. To achieve this award the student is required to undertake a minimum of 36 weeks, complete a log book and report that is assessed on their return.
RICS accredited courses
- BSc Building Surveying
- BSc Planning and Development
- BSc Property Finance and Investment
- BSc Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management
- BSc Real Estate
Students on an the above Royal Institution of Chartered SUrveyors (RICS) accredited courses are expected to work towards their professional qualification and are required to undertake a structured training plan of a minimum of forty-eight weeks at an organisation and complete their APC diary.
We also encourage students to take on shorter, summer work placements during their first year. This proves to be very beneficial for both the student and company and in many instances the students goes on to complete third year work placement within the same organisation.