Attract the best students by offering work placements for students

Placer for universities

Competition for the best students is fierce. Students know all too well that they need to develop job-specific skills alongside their studies to improve their chances of getting the career they want. Universities and colleges that can offer the best work experience placements will find it easier to attract top students.

Placer is a unique work experience app and platform created to increase the number of students gaining work experience. It is revolutionising the way that students can access opportunities (an hour, a day, a project, a longer-term placement, and everything in between) by partnering directly with universities/colleges and a network of employers.

By partnering with Placer, you can promote the work experience opportunities you have generated, alongside those curated by Placer, through a co-branded app. This allows you to offer a greater choice of work experience opportunities to your students and makes your university/college more attractive to you next student cohort.

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How does Placer work for Universities?


Simple set up process

  • Contact the Placer team to find out about partnering with Placer
  • Subscribe to Placer's app and platform.
  • We liaise with your technical team to integrate Placer with your university's single sign-on system

Publish your opportunities

  • Automatically feed your opportunities into Placer (for your students only) and give your students access to work experience opportunities curated by Placer. These can be approved automatically or selected individually before making them available to your students
  • All opportunities are merged into the co-branded Placer app so they can be easily accessed by your students

Management of placements

  • Manage and create reports on employers, opportunities and students using your dedicated Placer dashboard.

Who's on board?

19TH MARCH 2018

Disruptive innovation – how are degree apprenticeships affecting work experience?

Last week we launched a new report setting out some of the impacts, challenges and opportunities arising from degree apprenticeships, based on interviews with 25 NCUB member businesses and universities conducted in the months following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy last April. The Levy was always likely, and in many ways intended, to change employer practices, so we were keen to u..

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12TH MARCH 2018

Gaining key employability skills through work experience

Employers are increasing looking for undergraduates that have a range of transferable skills. Often called soft skills, these can range from collaborating with team members to problem solving. Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends Report, highlights how high on the agenda these skills are, so much so that 92% of respondents rated soft skills as a critical priority. This is because exec..

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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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