Apply for a summer placement and increase your experience and employability prospects

SPS students have the chance to apply for a range of summer placements- apply now!

Summer Placements University of Kent

SPS students can apply for a host of summer placements to help increase their employability and industry experience. There are a number of placements on offer – across SPS subjects. Below is a list of currently available placements, but you can find out more about these, and other industrial opportunities on Moodle.

1. G W Pharmaceuticals

G W Pharmaceuticals are looking for a Chemistry student for a summer placement in analytical chemistry. The role will give you the chance to provide a range of scientific support to Technical R&D in Drug development projects or Analytical development support.

If you would like more information about the role please email

2. Gradcracker

It is not too late! For those of you have made a late decision to apply, there are still options out there. Use Gradcracker to look for opportunities still open to applications and take the plunge!

All of Gradcracker’s roles are paid, often with some very prestigious companies, many roles will consider science students from all disciplines. Giving you a chance to try out industries and roles that you may not have considered before.

3. National Physics Lab: NPL will provide you with challenging assignments and all the support you’ll need to make the most of the experience.

NPL are committed to inspiring the next generation and enjoy working alongside undergraduates. If you are motivated and eager to learn, and can bring fresh ideas and perspectives, this might be the opportunity for you. You will acquire skills that will help you grow, and in return we get talented people who can make a difference.

They are currently reviewing their summer placements –  to register your interest please email or find out more information on their website.