Offer work experience placements for students and tap into a diverse pool of talent from partnered universities and colleges – meet your recruits of the future now.

Placer for employers

The success of your business is determined by your ability to find the best recruits. Many employers are looking for people who have experience of the workplace. That’s why it’s vital that we increase the number of work experience opportunities available to students so that they can develop the job-specific skills they need before they finish their studies.

Increasingly, you will be embracing work experience as an opportunity to tap into a pool of student talent when you need extra manpower (anything from hour or day-long tasters, week-long placements, discrete projects to long-term placements). And it’s the perfect way to introduce new ideas and ways of thinking into your workplace.

Placer is a new, innovative platform and app that is revolutionising work experience. Its premise is unique – it brings together a network of employers and universities/colleges and promotes their work experience opportunities to students. Placer helps you to build lasting relationships with universities and colleges, and their students, tap into a pool of high calibre people, and meet job candidates of the future - saving you time and money on recruitment further down the line.

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How does Placer work for employers?

There is a huge pool of untapped student talent in universities; students who want to gain experience of their world of work before making their career choices. Offering work experience opportunities through Placer is a great way of accessing this talent and Placer, which is partnered with universities, is the ideal platform to do this. You may just find your recruits of the future.

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6TH MARCH 2018

Work experience should be top of the agenda for National Careers Week

This week marks National Careers Week, an important date in the calendar for schools, colleges, universities, teachers and careers professionals. It is a week that highlights the importance of good careers education and supporting young people leaving education. It provides a great opportunity to shout out about the value of work experience and for this year’s National Careers Week (#NCW2..

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