Finding a work placement

Jan 18, 2011

We set about helping Adela find her first work experience placement. We sent out 10 applications, which were a mixture of responses to advertised placements as well as applications via company websites.

Some of the online company forms can be very time consuming and it took many hours to complete all 10 applications.

After a two week silence Adela received an offer of a placement within a small company, this would take her up to the Christmas holidays.

In preparation for Adela’s work placement, we had coffee together and I explained as much as possible about what she could expect during the two weeks and how she should approach the opportunity.

Our tips for students going on work experience placements can be found here.