The opportunity to gain valuable professional work experience during studies at the University. It is completely different from the experience of the job you did in high school. Once you are laid off you will be employed by an outside company to play a role closely related to the state of graduation.
BENEFITS OF PLACEMENT YEAR
The placement of the year provides an opportunity for:
- Develop skills such as team work, presentation, project management, negotiating planning skills.
- Work and learn about a job or a field, use roles with real responsibility and challenges.
- Get a better idea of the activities by learning more about what you enjoy.
- Increase your chances of successful employment after university with benefits employers looking for skills qualifications want.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Placement years occur between your last or final year degrees. You complete your final year as usual; then you work for an employer, then return to the University in your final year.
The placement is between July and September of the following year. The duration of the placement can varies by 9 to 12 months; and this can be negotiated with placement employer. Students can check with their relevant department whether there is a restriction on the type of placement role to undertake and meet the course requirements. The easiest way to find out is through your department’s general office.
PLACEMENT YEAR HELPS YOU EXPAND YOUR NETWORK
During the year, you will build professional relationships with your partners and customers. You never know who you'll meet, so interacting with people can help you anticipate future job opportunities.
FINDING THE REAL WORKING WORLD
You will be given real responsibilities to challenge you and it will take you into the practice of the 9-5 process. It is an opportunity to go further in the game and gain industry experience before graduating and increases your chances of getting a job graduate. You could also be paid, so it's a chance to save money even in your final year!
IMPROVE YOUR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE VIA PLACEMNET YEAR
Some institutions may require you to complete a work-based portfolio. However, it is still useful to write down your thoughts where you are placed. By showing it regularly, it can help you to see your accomplishments and to understand where you can improve in the future. Research shows that those who complete a year of placement attain the highest degree of achievement because they have a set of highly developed skills. If the placement does not sound like your cup of tea, there are also many training opportunities and product agents available throughout the country.
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