7.8 /10
Opportunities Offered:
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Marketing Business Management Manufacturing Engineering

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About 3M

A quarter of the world's population use our products in some way, shape or form. That's 1.7 billion people! In fact, on average, one of us will come into contact with a 3M product or technology 100 times a day, that's a little bit of us every fifteen minutes.

For more than 110 years, 3M products have improved daily life for people all over the world. We have made driving at night easier, buildings safer and consumer electronics lighter and less energy – intensive. We even made our mark on the first moon landing!

With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 89,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. The UK and Ireland is home to one of the largest 3M subsidiaries outside of the USA, employing 3,200 people across 17 locations, including 10 manufacturing sites and we've now opened applications for our Industrial Placement scheme!

We are always looking for those people who fit into our informal, yet professional, successful culture here at 3M. You will be given responsibility immediately and be given tasks that impact the whole organisation. Your job doesn't end within the boundaries of your department; rather you will be granted adequate scope to explore areas of interest and also be given opportunities to network across all functions on a global scale.

In line with this, we will give you every opportunity to develop your skills and confidence providing you with a structured and organised industrial placement training scheme, enabling you to really make the most of your year with us before returning to university. So if you’d like to apply yourself to changing the world we’d love to hear from you!

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3M Latest Reviews

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    3M clearly invests and values it placement and graduate schemes. Not only do the divisions train their students up to permanent employee level with according responsibility but they also include about...


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  • Marketing and Sales Coordinator

    I loved the fact that I had free reign to structure my days. No one was telling me what my priorities were, I had to figure them out for myself. And sometimes, you don't always get it right, but somet...


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3M Latest Case Study

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Placement Student

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Business Management

What I enjoy most about my role is the team that I get to be a part of. They are fantastic and they have been mentors, friends and competitors throughout my time at 3M.

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Number of Placements Available This Year*


Students expected to return to graduate jobs with us*


UCAS Points Required To Apply

2:1 (Two One)

Predicted Degree Class Required To Apply

Awards and Commendations

[2016] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2015] RateMyPlacement Top 100