Students: Sandwich Year and Enterprise Residency Placements

Our placement programmes are a great opportunity for you to develop the enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and attributes which are essential for running a successful business venture or in securing a great graduate job.

Work for Yourself Sandwich Year Placement

This is an opportunity for both undergraduate and postgraduate students to use their sandwich year placement to develop a commercial or social venture of their own. You don’t need an amazing idea just enthusiasm and a desire to do something different. 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. Running your own business for a year really looks great on a CV and will be a great talking point at interviews. If you decide to continue working on your business during your final year and beyond, you will still be able to continue to access the Enterprise Team's support.

WFY Sandwich Year
The class of 2019/20
The support you can expect from us. 
  • Funding: £500 seed fund (per business) with further funding up to £1000 available
  • 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

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Enterprise Residency (new 2019/20)!

The Enterprise residency option will be available to many students as part of a work experience module on your degree course at either level 4, 5 or 6 (depending on your degree).The Enterprise Residency is one of the 6 work experience options that will be available to you, and is an opportunity for you to initiate your own enterprising project/venture, test out your creative and innovative skills, take risks and make mistakes within a supportive and safe environment. You can apply as an individual, partnership or small group (up to 4). Talk to your tutors about this option and the possibility of you being involved.

The support you can expect from us is as follows:

  • Access to the Enterprise Team advice and guidance
  • Workshops (enterprise skills & business related)
  • Free tenancy in the Hallam i-Lab for the duration of the Residency
  • Mentoring support
  • Networking opportunities

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      New Sandwich Year options for 2020/2021!

      In addition to our traditional Work for Yourself Sandwich Year placement, the Enterprise Team are introducing 2 additional sandwich year options aimed at students who would like the opportunity to experience running a business but do not have a specific idea of their own. The options are as follows:

      Hallam Pop-up Management Team

      A team of 5 students will manage all the Hallam Pop-up Shop as their own business venture for the duration of their sandwich year placement. You will be responsible for coordinating  pop-up shop bookings and managing the shop's social media  platforms.You will also be tasked with planning and hosting 5 key themed events over the course of your sandwich year placement.  

      Book on to one of our info sessions via UniHub

      Enterprise Magazine Publishing Team

      A team of 5 students will manage the Enterprise Magazine publications. The team will be responsible for the magazine's content including articles, interviews and events promotion. The team will produce a monthly online version and a bi-monthly hard copy to be distributed across the university's campuses and in the surrounding local outlets and coffee houses. 

      Book on to one of our info sessions via UniHub

      For more information on any of our placement opportunities, why not  come and talk to us.

      • Come to our weekly Wednesday drop-in info session in Careers Connect anytime between 12.00 - 13.00
      • Visit us in the Hallam i-Lab at our weekly Open House Wednesday afternoons. Drop in anytime between 13.00 - 16.00. The Hallam i-Lab is a dedicated enterprise and entrepreneurial incubation space on floor 6 of Aspect Court, on Pond Hill.
      • 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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      Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 12:22