Introduction to Placements. Dr Vikki Carolan – Placement Tutor. Topics covered today:. employability what we mean by a placement. What is employability?
Dr Vikki Carolan – Placement Tutor
‘a set of achievements - skills, understandings and personal attributes - that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations, which benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy.’
PSP1, PSP2 and PSP3 will all aid this process
Spending year 3 on placement will improve your employability
Placements can be:
.....getting a placement is like getting a job
It provides the opportunity to:
To obtain a 'sandwich degree' you must satisfactorily complete a placement
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We help you to obtain a placement - you get it!
Research has shown students that have completed placements tend to get a better final degree than FT equivalents
BUT - obtaining a placement is hard work and requires dedication and planning