Industrial Experience, Career Opportunities & Employment
All Engineering graduates from Cambridge University must have a minimum of eight weeks industrial experience prior to graduation. Four weeks of this must be completed before the end of the second year, and the full eight weeks by the end of the third. The Department has a full time Industrial Experience Co-ordinator whose role is to assist undergraduate engineers find suitable work experience to meet these course requirements and to help and advise on matters relating to work experience.
If you are interested in deferred entry, which a number of Colleges encourage, the Industrial Experience Co-ordinator can also help you find a pre-University gap year placement. Work placements can often lead to sponsorship. Once you have a firm offer of a place, his services will be available to you.
There are opportunities during the degree course to gain initial or further industrial experience during the summer vacations. It is not common for Engineering undergraduates to take a 'year out' during the course of their studies (though this is possible).
- Industrial Experience website.