Making the Most of Your Placement
Publication Year: 2009
Subject: General Business & Management
This study guide is an invaluable resource for any student doing a work placement as part of their degree. The text provides practical and thorough advice to help students select, prepare, and navigate through their first experience of organizational life.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Section 1: Getting a Placement
- Chapter 2: Finding a Placement
- Chapter 3: Applying for Roles
- Chapter 4: Interviews and Assessment Centres
- Chapter 5: The Important Not-So-Small Print
- Section 2: Managing Your Placement
- Chapter 6: Settling into Your Placement
- Chapter 7: Key Practical Skills
- Chapter 8: Learning from Your Placement
- Section 3: University and Placement
- Chapter 9: University Research Principles
- Section 4: Placements in Perspective
- Chapter 10: Back at University
© Peoplevalued Partnership Ltd 2009
First published 2009
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Robert and Bethan[Page vi]
In preparing this book, we have drawn both on our own knowledge and experience with working with students and graduate development but we have also researched with a wide range of universities, placement organisations, and, most of all, students themselves.
Many people gave us their views and encouragement by being interviewed for the book, and reading early drafts. We wish to thank everyone who supported, facilitated, inspired, or informed us during this process. With such a wide range of people involved, it seems unfair to pick out individual contributions, but also wrong not to acknowledge those who have particularly given valuable time to help us. So thanks to Faith Pilgrim, Sophie Runcorn, Sue Johnstone, Susan Jackson, Leanne Glide, Heather Collier, Paul Thomas, Ross Hovey, Dorothy James, Clare Jeffries, Katie Leak, Thomas Lamb, Paul Hammond, Kristina Lau, Thomas Brown, Sian Paley, Maria McCabe, Maria Feenan, John Charles Neugebauer, Jacqueline Smith, Erkan Hassan, Libby Beck, Jim Wood, Karly Crewe, Sidonie Flook, Edel Conway, Nathan Redshaw, Alexandra Mottram, Rhys Bevan, Sue Durbin, Rachel Skew, Professor David Clutterbuck, Jane Measures, Heather Jones, Duncan Greenman, Alysha Morgan, Libby Beck, Donna Miller, and Charlie Leake, and all the individual students, universities and organisations contributing to research for the book.
We would also like to acknowledge the support and encouragement from our publishers, SAGE, and particularly to thank Kate Wood and Clare Wells for their patient and professional support as we moved from concept to final manuscript for the book, and the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions.
Every care has been taken to ensure the current accuracy of information, but information which is right one day can quickly become out of date, or may not be applicable to particular individual circumstances. Neither the authors nor the publishers can accept responsibility for the current accuracy of information contained in the book and you are strongly advised to check current conditions from the sources we have signposted in the book.
Appendix: Useful Websites[Page 163]
AIESEC offers a wide range of international opportunities.
For a wide range of information including tax and social security benefits.
Great selection of placements in Wales.
Internships in the USA
Library facilities away from your own university
Money made clear
Financial Service Authority Money Made Clear
National Council for Work Experience
For a wide range of information and contact points.
Sites for placement opportunities
For information and sources on graduate job opportunities.
Rate My Placement
Shell STEP Summer Placements
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