Placements and Internships
Types of work placements available
- Company visits and insight days – Invite students to visit your premises and showcase the variety of roles you offer.
- Work shadowing – Observational activity allowing a student the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of a specific role.
- Short term placements/Internships – Up to 3 months duration, that can be offered on a flexible basis.
- Live projects – Negotiated pieces of work, either undertaken on an individual or group basis.
- Industrial placements/Internships – Up to 12 months duration, typically taken as the penultimate year of study.
- Volunteering – Unpaid period of work in the third sector.
Benefits of offering a work placement
Being involved as an employer in the work-based element of a university course brings a number of benefits:
- It can be a way of taking forward projects that have been put on hold
- It can be a cost effective solution to your recruitment needs
- Students can bring new ideas and a fresh perspective
- It is a good way to test a potential future employee
- It could improve efficiency in your sector by producing a better educated, more informed workforce with the required skills.
How to proceed
- Advertise your work placement opportunity, free of charge via UniLife Connect
- The University of South Wales have dedicated Careers Advisers and Work Placement Advisers for each Faculty, who can provide specialist advice and support.
Guidance for First-Time Placement Providers
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Meet our Team
General enquiries Email: firstname.lastname@example.org