Develop key skills and competencies sought by graduate recruiters and improve your chances of securing a graduate level job
Experience a role in the industry which interests you
Find a mentor or supervisor who could be a referee for you in future job applications
You’ll use the theory you’ve learnt during your degree and see how the skills you’ve gained relate to the workplace.
More likely in longer work experience/work placements.
Depending on your programme of study, your placement may enable you to gain academic credits towards your degree.
Using the skills and experience gained from your work placement, you’re likely to improve your final year grades.
Attend valuable training courses.
Be fast-tracked through the recruitment process for some graduate opportunities