There are a number of placements organised that 2nd years can apply for at studios from around the world including; China, Bristol, London and Luxembourg.
My 3 week placement at Aardman was incredible. My time there was spent working with the assistant animators which meant making mouths and eyelids for characters on the Shaun the Sheep feature film.  I was also given time to practice my animation with a puppet from the Pirates! film.