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Benefits of a Work Placement

Stand out from the crowd

Develop key skills and competencies sought by graduate recruiters and improve your chances of securing a graduate level job  

Gain a working insight into a specific professional area

Experience a role in the industry which interests you  

Expand your network

Find a mentor or supervisor who could be a referee for you in future job applications

Put knowledge into practice

You’ll use the theory you’ve learnt during your degree and see how the skills you’ve gained relate to the workplace.  

Earn some cash

More likely in longer work experience/work placements.  

Gain academic credits 

Depending on your programme of study, your placement may enable you to gain academic credits towards your degree.  

Enhance your final year grades 

Using the skills and experience gained from your work placement, you’re likely to improve your final year grades.  

Continuous Professional Development 

Attend valuable training courses.

Graduate recruitment

Be fast-tracked through the recruitment process for some graduate opportunities