At the University of South Wales, employability is at the heart of our courses. We offer our students excellent opportunities and prospects, from projects based on working practices to time in the workplace.
Our dedicated Placement Team will work in partnership with you throughout the placement process. Each Work Placement Partner is responsible for specialist subject areas and will be your first point of contact to advise on the types of opportunities and student expectations. They will also provide links to the wider range of services and events available at USW.
With a diverse community of students based on
campuses located across South Wales, USW is a hub of skills, knowledge and
experience that can add value to your business.
There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a catalyst to transforming the way we work. With the guidance of the Work Placement Partner, all the placements below can be undertaken on a remote basis.
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Your placement student should have a full induction to the organisation in the same way as a regular employee.
The following should be provided:
The student will also benefit from an understanding of the organisation, the various roles and the company values and culture. This information may already be on your intranet and can be covered within the first few days of placement in person or by student self-study.
For many students this may be their first time in the workplace, and they may be nervous and take a while to adapt.
The following points will ensure a successful placement:
For organisations that host sandwich placements or 10 week Internships there is usually a midpoint meeting with the academic tutor, the supervisor/ manager and the placement student where progress can be monitored, and any issues addressed.
Your Work Placement Partner will contact you at the end of the placement with an online feedback form. Responses will provide a valuable means of measuring the success of the student’s placement and help academic tutors ensure the programme of study reflects the needs of industry.
Once the student secures a placement, the opportunity needs to be registered with the University and internal processes undertaken to ensure the placement can proceed. Therefore, please allow sufficient time between the candidate selection and the placement start date.
The University has a duty of care for its students and appropriate health and safety checks will be made before the placement can commence.
We require you to complete the following online forms:
Full health and safety guidance is available athttps://careers.southwales.ac.uk/documents/2386/Student_Health_and_Safety_guidance.pdf
USW offers a free vacancy service to employers to advertise work placements, volunteering experiences, graduate opportunities and student jobs.
Using our CareersConnect vacancy system, you can register your organisation and post your opportunities once you have agreed to our Terms and Conditions.
When posting an opportunity, provide as much detail as possible in a way that will attract and inform our students. Once your opportunity has been approved, we will share via job alerts, the student intranet sites and our website.
Note: Some courses match students to opportunities based on several factors: student interest, location of placement, attendance mode, work pattern. There will be no need for you to add these opportunities to CareersConnect.
Disclaimer: Please note this will be a highly competitive process for both students and organisations, therefore we cannot guarantee your placement will be filled.