Some employers start advertising placement opportunities early in the autumn term. In particular, larger companies with formal graduate schemes tend to advertise earlier so they have the opportunity to attract applications from the widest group of students, and from those of the highest calibre.
Other organisations will start advertising in the spring term (January onwards); however we will receive and advertise placement vacancies until the end of the summer holidays (the end of September).
On the whole we encourage employers to advertise as soon as possible, mainly to ensure you have the necessary time to interview before the examination period begins and students are focusing on revision.
Ideally we recommend that you plan to finish your recruitment by the end of April. However if this is not possible we will advertise later as there will be students who have not secured a placement, and/or students who have decided to opt for a placement later in the year and have started the recruitment process later.