As above, what companies really look for these days is work experience - it really makes you stand out amongst other graduates if you've spent a year in industry as part of your degree. I did and as well as gaining that invaluable experience, I thoroughly enjoyed it, received two awards (looks great on your CV) and developed an application from scratch that's still being widely used and developed now (again, looks great on a CV.) This of course as well as the experience you get working in a company with libraries and technologies you wouldn't touch otherwise. And you get paid for it
In my mind, it's a no-brainer, make sure you go on a course where you have the opportunity to take a year out in industry.