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The Year In Industry Placements

The Year in Industry (YINI) programme offers students the opportunity to gain professional development by working at a reputable company. It helps place students in top UK companies every year, including Shell, Rolls-Royce, EDF, Network Rail and GKN. Typically, the programme lasts for 12 months and is a paid placement.   Placements are available for students interested in all areas of engineering, science, IT, e-commerce, business, marketing, finance and logistics.   These placements offer students the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. Around a quarter of all YINI students are sponsored through university each year and many of the 300 partner companies see The Year in Industry as an important part of their graduate recruitment programme.

Scottish Vacancies

You can view the current opportunities available in Scotland at  These include a vacancy for a Pre-University Engineering Student based in Glasgow and Cambuslang and two Glasgow-based Finance Assistant vacancies.

Why take part in the Year in Industry 

•    Gain insight into a particularly industry or role
•    Take on real responsibilities and gain valuable experience
•    Earn while you learn
•    Develop transferable skills and increase your employability
•    Apply the theoretical knowledge that you have gained at school/college/university

Who is The Year in Industry for?

YINI is for post A-Level/Higher/Advanced Higher and undergraduate students who are looking for work placements within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Students can apply to the programme before or during their degree course.

How it works

1    Student submits application to YINI via web site.
2    Student interviewed by EDT prior to full acceptance on the scheme.
3    Employers approach us outlining the kinds of roles they have / students they are looking for.
4    EDT Placements team will search the registered students’ database to find suitable matches for companies and forward relevant CV’s to the employer. In some cases we will contact universities / schools for specific candidates.
5    The employer will identify which students they would like to interview and when.
6    The EDT will deal with the administration arrangements informing the student.
7    The employer will interview the student and decide whether they want to offer a placement to the student.  If they do the EDT will relay the offer to the Student.
8    The EDT will assign a mentor to the student / company.
9    Upon the student starting the EDT will invoice the employer for the placement fee.

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