Student placements

At MSD we offer a wide range of opportunities for students!

Applications for 2020/21 open in the Autumn

Our 12-month industrial placement programme offers a wide range of opportunities at MSD, with roles in Business Analytics, IT, Clinical Trials, Manufacturing, Engineering and more.

Are you a student looking for an industrial placement which provides rewarding opportunities and diverse experiences? At MSD you will work with a collaborative team of dedicated colleagues who are willing to support you.


We believe that it is invaluable for you to have the opportunity to understand the broader business and form networks across the organisation.

Whichever role you apply for, within our comprehensive 12-month programme there will be opportunities to develop your understanding of the business as a whole.

Please note: we do not offer summer internships.


Experiences during your time with us could include:

  • Visits to our sites across the UK
  • Networking lunches with both the Leadership Team and employees across our organisation.
  • Volunteering opportunities within the local community
  • Social activities with fellow students
  • Training on employability skills, such as interview techniques, effective presentations and CV support.
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