A work placement is a period of relevant, academically supervised work experience assessed as part of a programme of study. In some courses, work placements are compulsory modules, in others work experience is optional but encouraged.
Work experience includes carrying out industry-based experience alongside your studies. Most employers want to recruit graduates who have some relevant and recent knowledge of the working world for the industry you intend to enter after graduation.
If you are struggling to access work experience you may qualify for support from GO Wales team.