Attract the best students by offering work placements for your higher education students.

Placer for universities and colleges

Competition for the best students is fierce. Students know all too well that they need to develop job-specific skills alongside their studies to improve their chances of getting the career they want. Universities and colleges that can offer the best work experience placements will find it easier to attract top students.

Placer is a unique work experience app and platform created to increase the number of students gaining work experience. It is revolutionising the way that students can access opportunities (an hour, a day, a project, a longer-term placement, and everything in between) by partnering directly with universities/colleges and a network of employers.

By partnering with Placer, you can promote the work experience opportunities you have generated, alongside those curated by Placer, through a co-branded app. This allows you to offer a greater choice of work experience opportunities to your students and makes your university/college more attractive to you next student cohort.


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How does Placer work for Universities and Colleges?

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Simple set up process

  • Contact the Placer team to find out about partnering with Placer
  • Subscribe to Placer's app and platform.
  • We liaise with your technical team to integrate Placer with your university's single sign-on system
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Publish your opportunities

  • Automatically feed your opportunities into Placer (for your students only) and give your students access to work experience opportunities curated by Placer. These can be approved automatically or selected individually before making them available to your students
  • All opportunities are merged into the co-branded Placer app so they can be easily accessed by your students
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Management of placements

  • Manage and create reports on employers, opportunities and students using your dedicated Placer dashboard.

Who is on board

30TH AUGUST 2019

Volunteering at the Limehouse Project

Kay at the Limehouse Project got in touch with Placer to help find student volunteers. The Limehouse Project (LHP) is a registered charity that has worked to respond to the needs of minority communities throughout the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for over 30 years. The charity seeks to empower marginalised individuals by researching, identifying, and establishing new pathways to help them ov..

11TH JULY 2019

What does work experience in the theatre look like?

Placer is very pleased to introduce our students to ‘Get Into Theatre’, a fantastic new resource to help you find all the information and opportunities you need to pursue a successful career in theatre in the UK. From backstage to performing, training to apprenticeships, you will find up-to-date information and advice. ‘Get Into Theatre’ “believe that all young peopl..

30TH MAY 2019

The work experience revolution, Entrepreneur Awards 2019 and the future of Placer

Unite Students have published an insightful blog post about the Placer journey, featuring our Project Director David Barker where he talks about some of the great things we have acheived this year and where we are heading in the future. We are always looking to interact with partner organisations, so if you would like to find out more about Placer or are interested in being featured on our bl..

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