Students: Sandwich Year and Enterprise Residency Placements

Our sandwich year placements are a great way for you to develop the enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and attributes which are essential for either, running a successful business venture or in securing a great graduate job. We offer a number of sandwich year options:

  • Work for Yourself: Test out your own business idea or venture
  • Enterprise Magazine Publishing: Be part of a small team running our online magazine (articles, photography, interviews, marketing)
  • Hallam Pop-up Shop Management: Be part of a small team managing the pop-up shop (bookings, running events & exhibitions, marketing)
  • Innovate. Create. Develop.: Work as part of a team to improve people's lives, the community or the environment 

Whatever option you choose, the enterprising skills you will develop will make you a stand out candidate to employers not to mention the confidence and business knowledge you will acquire. Whether you are running your own business, initiating projects for social good, managing the pop-up shop or the magazine, the experience will really look impressive on a CV and will be a great talking point at interviews.

Work for Yourself: Test out your own business idea or venture

If you have your own idea for a business venture then why not apply for this 48 week sandwich year placement. You can apply as an individual, partnership or in groups of up to 5. It will give you the opportunity to kickstart your venture and test out the market.

WFY Sandwich Year
The class of 2019/20

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for 20/21 are now closed.

Enterprise Magazine Publishing Team

Each year we recruit a team of 5 students to manage the Enterprise Magazine publications for the duration of your sandwich year placement (48 weeks). As members of the publications team you will be responsible for the magazine's content including articles, interviews and events promotion. In addition to our online version, you will produce a bi-monthly hard copy for free distribution across the university's campuses and in the surrounding local outlets and coffee houses. 

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for 20/21 are now closed.

Hallam Pop-up Management Team

Each year we recruit a  team of 5 students to manage the Hallam Pop-up Shop as their own business venture for the duration of their sandwich year placement (48 weeks). As members of the management team you will responsible for coordinating  pop-up shop bookings and the shop's social media  and marketing strategy.You will also be tasked with planning and hosting key themed events over the course of your sandwich year placement. 

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for 20/21 are now closed.

      NEW FOR 20/21!

      Innovate. Create. Develop.

                                                    Click on the image to book your place.

      Do you want to tackle an issue that you are passionate about? Do you want to create change and have a positive impact on the lives of other people?

      This short (24 week) sandwich year placement will run for the first time, from January - June 2021 and provides a great opportunity to initiate and design projects that will seek to address a specific societal needs. 

      You will work in multi-disciplinary teams of up to 5 individuals to work on a variety projects that will focus on delivering a meaningful social or environmental impact on people’s lives. The projects will come under one of 4 key themes:

        • Education
        • Health
        • Equality
        • Environmental

      PLEASE NOTE: Applications for 20/21 are now closed.


      None of our sandwich year options provide a salary, although access to funding in support of the development of all of our sandwich year placement initiatives is available. In addition to any individual financial support  available to you through Student Finance, you will be allowed to work part-time for up to 15 hours per week. 

      The support we offer to all our sandwich year placement students 

      • Funding: £500 seed fund (per business / project) with further funding up to £1000
      • Regular appointments with our Start-up Adviser 
      • Regular business-related workshops
      • Access to specialist business advisers as required and appropriate
      • Free tenancy in the Hallam i-Lab for the duration of the year
      • Mentoring support
      • Networking opportunities

      For more information why not  come and talk to us.

      • Weekly Open House Wednesdays in the Hallam i-Lab between 13.00 - 16.00. The Hallam i-Lab on floor 6 of Aspect Court, on Pond Hill. (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
      • Contact us on: 0114 225 3131 or email at:

      Use the links below to explore the Enterprise Team's full offer.

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      Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 17:19