Introduction to Placements. Dr Vikki Carolan – Placement Tutor. Topics covered today:. employability what we mean by a placement. What is employability?
Introduction to Placements
Dr Vikki Carolan – Placement Tutor
What is employability?
‘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.’
Ways to improve employability:
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
Get a good academic reference:
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