An update from the Placement Unit

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:36:00 GMT

So far this year we have 18 students who have already secured a placement job for the 15/16 academic year, with companies such as LK Bennett, Plum Pudding Publishing, Cooneen by Design, Northern Ballet and Lover in Sydney, Australia.

Our drive to find even more placement opportunities with new companies is yielding results! This academic year to date we have advertised 144 different placement opportunities with 107 companies; 30 of these are brand new industry contacts. Compared to last year we had advertised just 52 jobs with 42 companies.

This year we have also increased our placement drop-in sessions to three times per week; as a result we have seen 126 students since November. We now hold sessions during term time every Tuesday and Thursday, 2.00 - 3.00pm in Richard Steinitz Building Café Atrium and Thurs 12.00 -1.00pm in QSS Reception.

We have also undertaken company visits to two new placement companies, who are looking to offer multiple opportunities to the School. Plus, last week we welcomed two companies onto campus to speak with our students and visit our facilities.

Three new placement year company logo boards will replace existing ones in the Richard Steinitz Building Atrium, Workshop corridor and QSS Foyer.

We have completed and published the new Platform Placement newsletter.

Placement/Industry Events

Wednesday, 29 April 1.15-2.15 in BS1/01: First Year student placement information event.  All first year’s invited to get their interest piqued in placements. During the event we will have a couple of final year students to speaking about their experiences, giving tips and the possibility of playing ‘placement bingo'!!

Wednesday, 29 April  10.15-12.15: Work Experience and Placement Workshop for eligible EU and International Students. This event is running in conjunction with the Careers Department.

Thursday 18 June: Industry Day as part of . The Placement Unit are coordinating the day along with ADA staff.

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