What is RIIERP?

Students selected complete six to twelve month placements at world-class businesses and institutions in Europe, Asia or the USA. All RIIERP placements are paid.

An overseas work or research opportunity gives you great life experience, the chance to build a global network and an edge with future employers. Eighty per cent of Australian companies we surveyed would favour a candidate with overseas experience.

Examples of work placements include:

  • Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis, USA - working on the F136 jet engine program for the Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft;

  • EADS Space Transportation, Friedrichshafen, Germany – helping with laboratory experiments on a prototype of a life support system for the international space station;

  • Airbus, Hamburg, Germany – working in the Future Projects office to develop computer-based tools to estimate the weight of landing gears and engine pylons for the early stage of aircraft design.

What will you gain from RIIERP?

  • The opportunity to complete your industry work experience at overseas companies and gain exposure to work ethics in a different cultural environment. 
  • Experiences that will prepare you for a globalised world and to be globally employable.
  • Access to a wide range of infrastructure for the development of your vocational and research skills.
  • The ability to connect with global companies delivering best practice in industry sectors.

What programs are available?

RIIERP offers six types of paid work placements and collaborative research opportunities, for students from all disciplines. To learn more about grade requirements, locations and key dates go to Mobi.