Student Work Placement


With more employers requiring experience and academic success, work placement is a highly valued component of the student experience. MTU considers it to be a key element in the professional development of students, refining their skills in a real-world context.

This commitment to student development means that approximately 1600 students from various disciplines are placed in organisations annually across Munster and beyond. 

Work placement gives students an insight into the working world they will be entering and the opportunity to put all that academic theory into practice. It offers the company the opportunity to obtain a highly skilled student for the duration of the placement while establishing new recruitment possibilities.

There are work placement opportunities in various disciplines at Level 7, Level 8 and Level 9, and the placement module can last from 15 weeks to 9 months and beyond!

Work placement recruitment begins in September/October every year, so let us know your requirements as soon as you can. The process is simple -  just follow these steps:

Step 1

Email us at with:

  • Job description
  • Duration of the placement
  • Location of your company

STep 2

Our Faculty Representative will be in touch and match your request to the relevant Work Placement Manager, who will: 

  • Advertise the position to students
  • Coordinate the application and interview process with you
  • Be your point of contact throughout the duration of the placement

step 3

Welcome your new employee!

Placement module can last from 15 weeks to 8 months.

All MTU students have a dedicated academic supervisor and receive a grade for their placement. 

Read some examples below to see how companies have benefited from MTU placement students.




Digital Marketing Students Provide Essential Service for Cork Business

"I was both surprised and thrilled at what I learnt about my own business from the teams studying MSc Digital Marketing Strategy at MTU. The efforts engaged were excellent and I appreciated the fresh perspective they gave me on my business." - Peigín Crowley, Founder of GROUND Wellbeing








MTU Marketing Intern of the Year 2022 Announced

“We were delighted to sponsor the Intern of the Year Award and see first-hand the calibre of students attending MTU. The talent we are recruiting includes MTU graduates, and we look forward to welcoming many more in the exciting high-growth years ahead!” -  Aisling Riordan, Global Shares Corporate Communications Manager








Human Resources Placement Provides Practical Experience in the Business of Caring

"Third year student placement is invaluable, the student brings fresh ideas based on academic research as well as their personal life experience and provides us with an opportunity to showcase our company and industry as a perspective future employer." - Theresa Connolly, Head of Human Resources, Aperee







MTU Business Intern Shortlisted for National ‘Women in IT Awards'

“As a business student with little experience in Cyber, Loren came into the project with a fresh mindset and an outsider’s point of view. Loren let her sheer passion for making a difference be the driving force in this project.” - Joanne O’Connor, Manager of the Cyber Security Talent Academy at HPE.








Students Secure Permanent Contracts with PwC Based on Strong Performances on Placement

"CIT’s accounting programme continues to provide an excellent stream of talent to the accountancy profession. In my experience, the programme continues to serve these students very well when they sit their professional accounting examinations, as we see consistently in their excellent pass rates." - Shane O’Regan, Senior Manager, PwC







Marketing Practice Student’s Placement with ApisProtect Earns Digital Marketing Award

“ApisProtect has worked with CIT for the past few years on a number of marketing projects. The duration and structure of the Marketing Practice placement ensures value for us as an organisation and for the student.” - Aoife O’Mahony, Head of Marketing, ApisProtect.








BIS Students Team Up with Service rePublic

“Their creativity, communication skills and problem-solving ability is also a huge advantage in the design process. We are delighted to welcome BIS students into our team and hope this will continue.” - Julianne Coughlan, Service Design Manager, Service rePublic, Cork County Council.








Marketing Student Assists Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland in Creating Summer Campaign

"Clodagh was a really great fit within the marketing department and was a great asset to have. We found the CIT placement programme fantastic, and Clodagh’s work during this time was really beneficial to both the department and to the company.’’ - Jennifer O Callaghan, Campaign planning for Lidl Ireland & Northern Ireland.







CIT Student Steers Marketing Drive for Hometown of Sam Maguire

“John’s youth, expertise in technology, fresh perspective and dynamic approach, made a huge difference to the project. Having an outsider come to town and look at it with a pair of fresh eyes means we can now promote Dunmanway and compete with other West Cork towns for tourists and day trippers.” - Helen O’Reilly, Dunmanway Chamber of Commerce.






Marketing Student Assists Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to Achieve Their Targets

“From day one, Alison was passionate, professional, eager and open to learn. She quickly picked up on the way of working within the charity and developed relationships with all of the team, supporting a wide range of different events and activities. We couldn’t have found a better fit for the whole team with Alison. We found the CIT placement process great. It was a simple and easy process, with extremely positive benefits for the whole charity."  - Evelyn Power, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.









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