Business placements Northampton Business School students are given the opportunity to integrate work experiences into their academic learning with a placement year. During your placement year you will benefit from live work experience, as well as gaining valuable skills and developing core competencies. The experience will also benefit your final year of study and give you an advantage when looking for employment after your studies. The placement process If you have successfully completed the first 2 years of your degree, you can choose to take a placement year before moving into your final year. You’ll work for a year in full-time, salaried job that has been approved by the Centre for Work Based Learning. During the placement year you’ll undertake 2 accredited work-based learning modules that contribute to your overall grade. If you are thinking about taking a Placement Year, visit the Centre for Work Based Learning for more information, details of the latest vacancies and help and support for your application.