Info for Students
SME Placement Job Search
To find available jobs, go to the home page and search region and business sector in the drop-down list.
Why use SMEplacement.co.uk?
No trawling through generic job sites searching against ‘’placement’’ where that word produces multiple jobs not relevant to your needs
We aim to attract smaller / medium sized businesses to our site which otherwise may be difficult for you to source. Although they may take on only one placement student, SMEs generally provide hands-on ‘real’ work experience, giving genuine skills on which to build your career
The large multinationals dominate student placement advertising, with the same companies appearing in multiple searches and job listings – this website provides an outstanding alternative
Easy search facility – location, course area/industry sector
Minimal click-through application process. Direct link to the employer
An option to include covering letter to sell yourself, along with your CV
No database of applicants kept, minimising data privacy risks
Why consider working for an SME? (small and medium sized enterprises)
SMEs are the heartbeat of any successful economy as it creates jobs, stimulates growth and leads to prosperity. In the UK, SMEs make up over 95% of the economy and contributed an annual turnover of £1.95 trillion in 2017. There are 1.6m employees in SMEs the UK
The definition of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) is any business with fewer than 250 employees. There were 5.7 million SMEs in the UK in 2017, which was over 99% of all businesses. Another definition has a business with 100 or fewer employees as small, while one with 101-999 employees considered to be medium-sized. So, our target market is companies with 10-500 staff
One of the most enjoyable aspects of working with SMEs is the contact you may have to the owner, entrepreneur or key decision makers within a business. If you can show the SME owner how you are adding value it will ensure that you have a strong and fruitful long term relationship once you enter the graduate job market