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Placer for students

Gaining workplace experience alongside your studies is more important than ever if you want to secure your dream job. In a highly competitive job market, employers will want to see that you have job-specific skills and practical experience of work. This experience could be anything from an hour, some buddying, involvement in a discrete project, to longer-term placements.

Work experience will open doors and create opportunities for you, which is why we’ve launched Placer. The Placer concept is unique and is revolutionising work experience for students – it is the only work experience platform that brings together an extensive network of employers and universities/colleges and promotes their work experience opportunities to students like you through a free app.

And Placer is easy to use. Simply create a profile with a personal statement outlining your education, training and any existing experience, and start finding work experience opportunities based on industry, role type, duration and location, now.


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How does Placer work for students?

To improve your chances of finding the perfect job once you've graduated, you need to develop word-ready skills alongside your studies. But finding work experience opportunities isn't always easy. We have an answer ... Placer

If your university has signed up to Placer, you can use the free Placer app to browse the work experience opportunities generated by your university, alongside a whole load of others curated by Placer. And, who knows, if your work experience goes well, you might just have connected with your employer of the future.

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Set yourself up on the Placer app

  • Download the app.
  • Create your personal profile outlining your skills and interests.
  • Use your app to track shortlisted opportunities and those you have applied for.
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Browse work experience opportunities

  • Placer's clever matchmaking technology will tell you about work experience opportunities that might be of interest to you.
  • Refine your search by duration, type of work and location.
  • All you need to do is swipe left and right to select the ones you like the look of.
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Review your placements and receive feedback

  • Leave and receive feedback on your placements.
  • Some employers award skills badges you can use to demonstrate the experience you have acquired.

Who is on board

15TH MAY 2018

Working in partnership to expand opportunities for students

It is hard to remember a time in higher education when work experience wasn't important. Placements and internship provision have become a normal part of the university landscape and employers say that evidence of work experience is a crucial component of any successful application. Each year, the Institute of Student Employers’ membership survey shows an increase in the number of ..

1ST MAY 2018

Why work experience is the most important thing you will do

At school I was taught to do well so that I could go to university, that was the end goal. But, I wasn’t taught how to prepare for what came after university or what job roles were available to me, I was just told to choose a subject to pursue. I was fortunate enough that my course at university offered a placement year which also counted towards my degree. Without this being an available..

17TH APRIL 2018

Why Sky is joining the Work Experience Revolution with Placer

Functionality, diversity and accessibility are just three of the key reasons why we have signed up to join the work experience revolution with Placer. Investing in young people is important to us at Sky and work experience is one way in which the company can approach this, whilst building a pipeline of talent and bringing in a fresh set of new and innovative ideas. With our focus on broadening ..