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    Guys do you think it is worth to spend additional year at uni to do placement year? Does it really help you or gives you any benefits?
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    (Original post by gaab123)
    Guys do you think it is worth to spend additional year at uni to do placement year? Does it really help you or gives you any benefits?
    Certainly, the experience you gain is highly valuable. Of course, you can also gain experience via summer placements.
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    I know of a lot of people that have done a placement year and then been pffered a job for wheb they finish their degree - it’s who you know in this world!
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    Certainly, the experience you gain is highly valuable. Of course, you can also gain experience via summer placements.
    thanks for the reply
    Do know if they pay you, or it is totally free?
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    (Original post by gaab123)
    thanks for the reply
    Do know if they pay you, or it is totally free?
    All the ones I've seen advertised are paid, typically between £12,000 and £20,000 per year.
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    I know of a lot of people that have done a placement year and then been pffered a job for wheb they finish their degree - it’s who you know in this world!
    Thanks
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    I just applied to uni for CS with a year in the industry so I'm not that well informed on this topic, but I do think It's remarkably valuable to have those experiences and possibly form links with people In the industry and maybe got a job from that company shortly after graduation. There's also summer, but my personal advice would be to use that opportunity to mostly recharge from the stress (This doesn't mean don't work, but reducing the intensity of how much you do) that will ultimately come when being at university and maybe even focus on other interests you have. That's my preference, but weigh what's important to you and It should be easier to choose.
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    All the ones I've seen advertised are paid, typically between £12,000 and £20,000 per year.
    do you have to pay any uni fees to do it during the year? also do you think its more/less useful than doing a year-long apprenticeship before the degree?
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    do you have to pay any uni fees to do it during the year? also do you think its more/less useful than doing a year-long apprenticeship before the degree?
    You pay a substantially reduced fee to the university during the placement year.

    You won't be able to do a year long apprenticeship before the degree because apprenticeships take several years to complete. You could do a year in industry before the degree through YINI, though.

    http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry

    It probably won't make much difference, although doing it as part of the degree may enable you to get involved with more technical work during the placement.
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    You pay a substantially reduced fee to the university during the placement year.

    You won't be able to do a year long apprenticeship before the degree because apprenticeships take several years to complete. You could do a year in industry before the degree through YINI, though.

    http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry

    It probably won't make much difference, although doing it as part of the degree may enable you to get involved with more technical work during the placement.
    yeh that's what I meant, sorry to keep asking questions but how much is the reduced fee? ~1k or less or more?
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    yeh that's what I meant, sorry to keep asking questions but how much is the reduced fee? ~1k or less or more?
    You'd have to check with the university.
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    (Original post by yusyus)
    yeh that's what I meant, sorry to keep asking questions but how much is the reduced fee? ~1k or less or more?
    Varies but usually about £2k.

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