Frequently asked questions
- How do I find a placement?
Visit our placement opportunities page which contains a list of employers who wish to participate in this scheme. Follow the instructions on how to apply for these placements
- How do I apply?
Once you’ve found your placement, you will need to follow the application process set out in the relevant placement descriptor
- Can I apply for a work placement scheme in a university research department?
No, the bursaries are for penultimate year students seeking work placements in business or industry. However, the IOP has teamed up with the Nuffield Foundation to fund short summer research placements however this scheme is now closed for 2013 applications
- Can I submit more than one application?
Yes, but if you’re successful you will only receive funding for one placement. As we are assessing all applications after April 26th it is in your interest to apply to the placements that interest you
- What type of businesses can I apply to?
Physics graduates are employed across all sectors of the economy, so we encourage you to apply to any businesses, in sectors in which you wish to gain work experience
- Will there be an interview process conducted by the IOP?
No, the panel will review and judge each application according to the information provided. Certain companies may wish to carry out interviews, but this will be dependent on the particular employer
- Can I receive payment from the IOP and my employer?
No, you not are eligible to apply for funding if your employer is willing to fund your placement
- When will I hear if I am successful?
It will take several weeks for the committee and employers to review the applications, so you should hear by mid-late May.
last edited: April 11, 2013