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The work experience revolution and you

A Placer guide to the future of early career prospects At Placer we see work experience as an umbrella term which covers a huge range of opportunities, all of which we are perfectly poised to help you realise. Starting off our guide are the more traditional kinds of work experience which you are most likely aware of already, these might include: Summer placements A position taken within...


Check out our first monthly community update, keeping you in the loop with all things Placer!

We’d like to let you know how well things are going at Placer. We have started a monthly community update to pull together some recent highlights to show you what’s new, examples of featured jobs and how things are going. Every month we will publish a new update sharing relevant news on our employer or university partners as well as our student base. If you are already a member of t...


Manchester Metropolitan University tells students looking for work experience “there’s an app for that”

Read how the Careers and Employability Service at Manchester Metropolitan University are promoting Placer to their students, and find out why almost 900 students at the university have already downloaded the app. Elham Afzal, Event Management student said: "What I like about the Placer app is that it’s very easy to use, very simple, it collects lots of different opportunities in o...


How students find opportunities with employers on the Placer app

Have a look at our video to see how students search and view opportunities posted by employers via the Placer app. You can see how with a simple swipe students can quickly review exciting opportunities from employers and how they can set a range of criteria, including type of role and location, to target their search. Employers can include skills badges which provide students with a quick way ...


Cass Business School student on the transforming benefits of a work placement

I am Yushi Chen, a graduate student at Cass Business School in MSc Management. During the last term, I applied to join the Cass bespoke Corporate Responsibility project to complete my dissertation with a work placement. And that’s how I met Placer, spending a demanding yet rewarding two months of the year. At the time I joined Placer, the team was seeking partnership and engagement with ...


Working in partnership to expand opportunities for students

It is hard to remember a time in higher education when work experience wasn't important. Placements and internship provision have become a normal part of the university landscape and employers say that evidence of work experience is a crucial component of any successful application. Each year, the Institute of Student Employers’ membership survey shows an increase in the number of ...


Why work experience is the most important thing you will do

At school I was taught to do well so that I could go to university, that was the end goal. But, I wasn’t taught how to prepare for what came after university or what job roles were available to me, I was just told to choose a subject to pursue. I was fortunate enough that my course at university offered a placement year which also counted towards my degree. Without this being an available...


Why Sky is joining the Work Experience Revolution with Placer

Functionality, diversity and accessibility are just three of the key reasons why we have signed up to join the work experience revolution with Placer. Investing in young people is important to us at Sky and work experience is one way in which the company can approach this, whilst building a pipeline of talent and bringing in a fresh set of new and innovative ideas. With our focus on broadening ...


Boosting the employability of university students

There is no question that universities are becoming increasingly accessible to a more diverse group of learners, and I believe technology has played a crucial role in driving this change. However, there’s still more that could be done to help disadvantaged university students thrive once they start their course, and even more importantly support that could be put in place to help them to for...



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