Micro-Placements Programme

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Micro-Placements Programme 2022/23

The Micro-Placements Programme offers opportunities for students who want to explore careers different from those traditionally associated with their degree.

Micro-Placements are an exciting way to gain professional experience via short summer placements with a wide range of London-based employers.

The aim of the programme is to give you real-life exposure to the business environment and enhance your employability skills. The Micro-Placements Programme is a 15-credit elective module and the Micro-Placement itself takes place in June and July 2023. All placements will be 140 hours across a minimum of 4 weeks.

Preparation sessions throughout the academic year and guidance materials will help you prepare for placement. A means-tested MPP Hardship Bursary will also be available based on data held by the Student Loans Company. Those eligible will be contacted after they apply and are successfully selected onto the module.

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Courses eligible:

The Micro-Placements Programme is offered on a limited number of courses.

Review the eligible courses

How to apply:

If the Programme is offered to your course as an elective, you can start your journey in two simple steps:

  1. Attend a mandatory MPP Application Workshop bookable through CareersHub
  2. Complete an Application form which opens Monday 3rd October and closes at 23:59 on Sunday 23rd October 2022. You will receive the link to the application form once you have attended the workshop.

Supporting materials and feedback will be given.

If you would feel supported in completing your application by the introduction of some reasonable adjustments, then please contact us to discuss this further.

Hear directly from one of your peers, Kishan Chatwal, on how completing a Micro-Placement supported his employability.

A few former Micro-Placement students had this to say about their experience on the Micro-Placements Programme:

“On the Programme I was able to develop so many transferable skills such as time management and organisational skills. The Programme also allowed for me to explore other career paths and decide on what I would like to do after I graduate.”

LLB Law student

“Working with Enterprise Starter was a true vision and opportunity to grasp what working in the finance field would be like. The team made the experience educational and enjoyable... The host was extremely attentive and available to answer all questions I had. I also got the opportunity to cover questions or topics I thought would personally benefit me.”

BSc Economics with Accounting student

“There was good communication prior to the placement which made me feel a lot more welcome. My supervisor and trainee buddy during the placement were lovely and supportive the entire time.”

LLB Law student

“I enjoyed the Micro-Placement Programme, it gave me insight into different businesses and sectors that I didn’t even know existed. I’ve also learnt a lot about myself in terms of my strengths and weaknesses. The Micro-Placement team were always on hand for support too.”

BSc Psychology Student


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Contact us:

If you have any questions about the Micro-Placements Programme, please contact us at micro-placements@city.ac.uk.