Legal, HR and Finance Placements @ Man Met

Explore Legal, Human Resources and Finance careers with a range of supportive internal university placements.

Key Information
  • You can do this – whatever your degree discipline; various opportunities some of which are open to any student
  • Valuable work experience – work in a business setting to develop your skills and boost your prospects
  • Supportive environment – mentorship from professionals from the university invested in the success of our students
Detailed Information

As one of the city’s largest employers, Manchester Met has a full range of business functions and services – and our internal departments are keen to host students to develop their confidence and experience in support of future employment. Placements in this offer are provided by our world class Legal, Human Resources and Finance departments.

Groups available

During the application process, you will be asked if you have a preference in group allocation.  These groups relate to the placements available in this category, and a selection can be made from;

  • Group A: Human Resources Placement – an opportunity for students from any discipline to experience HR in a large company, focusing specifically on continuous improvement, absence, fixed term contracts, project supports and talent acquisition. 1 place available – 26 May – 13 June.
  • Group B: Absence Management Toolkit – an opportunity for students with a background in psychology, human resources or law to engage with the HR team to research and develop a range of useful resources for the management of staff absence. 1 place available – up to 25 hours per week – 25 May – 26 June.
  • Group C: Health and Safety in Higher Education – work with the Health, Safety and Wellbeing team to carry out research into health and safety information in the UK higher education sector. Work as part of a team to produce a written report benchmarking qualitative and quantitative H&S data. 1 place available – up to 29 hours per week – 1 June – 12 June.
  • Group D: Legal Research Contracts – an opportunity for students from any discipline to explore reviewing, drafting and negotiating simple and low risk research contracts. 1 place available – 2 weeks – negotiable start date of either 1 June or 8 June.
  • Group E: Legal Services Placement – an opportunity for students from Law or associated subjects to gain insight into how law works in practice in a busy in-house legal function. It will cover work on: legal, data protection, information governance, training contracts, shadowing lawyers, attending meetings. 3 places available – 1 week per place- choice of dates between 25th May and 26th June.
  • Group F: IT Vendor Contract Renewals – work with Information Systems and Digital Services to manage IT contract renewals and software requests for the university. You will be working with a number of stakeholders in a fast paced environment and support the Vendor team working to deliver the project. 2 places available – 35 hours per week – 25 May – 26 June.
  • Group G: Research University Incubator Programmes – work with the Research and Knowledge Exchange team to undertake desktop research collecting information on the top ten university incubators in the UK and what they offer. Candidates will contribute to the development of Man Met’s own incubator, and develop their understanding of business support services. 2 places available – up to 19 hours per week – 26 May – 19 June.
  • Group H: Systems Administration and Data Management – working with the procurement team, students will evaluate and assess the condition of data held in the e-tender and purchase system, and update processes accordingly. Candidates should have an analytical and methodical approach to managing data. 2 places available – up to 19 hours per week – 26 May – 19 June.
  • Group I: Chart of Accounts Review – contribute to the accounts department through assessing current usage of Manchester Met’s chart of accounts and producing a report recommending changes. Candidates should be familiar with basic financial accounting principles and be able to work with large volumes of data. 1 place available – up to 29 hours per week – 26 May – 19 June.
  • Group J: Data analytics skills for Finance Professionals – work with professionals in the Finance team by assessing current levels of data literacy and identifying and reporting on potential training opportunities. Candidates should be familiar with emerging financial technology, and have an awareness of how this can benefit organisations. 1 place available – up to 29 hours in the week 8 June – 15 June.