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.

Finding a Placement

Finding a placement

Why Organisations Offer Placements

Organisations themselves have a variety of motivations for offering student placements – as additional support, as a way of developing learning in the organisation or a recruitment pool for graduates, and even for more highly principled reasons such as developing the next generation of entrants with appropriate work skills.

The Lambert Review (2003) of business-university collaboration highlighted the importance of business helping to develop entrepreneurship and business awareness through placements. Furthermore, it showed that 59 per cent of employers had said they provided work experience or placements for graduates ...

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