Placer – a unique platform and app offering work experience and graduate job opportunities to students in higher education.

Employers need work-ready graduates and students need work experience to gain the skills employers demand. But there is a shortage of work experience placements on offer, as well as barriers for students from low income backgrounds or those without word-of-mouth connections. Placer is a partnership between the National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB), Jisc and Unite Students, and is addressing this challenge nationally .

Placer is revolutionising the way that students access work experience opportunities by offering a unique platform on which employers can publish their work experience opportunities (anything from one-day tasters to long-term placements) to reach multiple universities/colleges and their students.

The result?

  • Students improve their employment prospects by developing the skills they need to be work-ready when they graduate.
  • Employers benefit from a pool of student talent and get to meet their recruits of the future.
  • Universities and colleges attract students who know they need to get experience of work alongside their studies.

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Who is Placer for?

employers

Employers

  • Tap into a pool of high calibre student talent.
  • Build lasting relationships with universities, colleges and their students.
  • Meet job candidates of the future - saving you time and money on recruitment further down the line.
universities

Universities and Colleges

  • Attract the best students by offering high-quality work experience opportunities.
  • Help your students develop the job-ready skills they need alongside their studies.
  • Give students access to work experience opportunities generated by you, as well as those curated by Placer.
students

Students

  • Enhance your job prospects by gaining job-specific skills and practical experience of work.
  • Access a wide range of opportunities from your university and Placer’s network of employers.
  • Use work experience to make informed career decisions.

30TH AUGUST 2019

Volunteering at the Limehouse Project

Kay at the Limehouse Project got in touch with Placer to help find student volunteers. The Limehouse Project (LHP) is a registered charity that has worked to respond to the needs of minority communities throughout the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for over 30 years. The charity seeks to empower marginalised individuals by researching, identifying, and establishing new pathways to help them ov..

11TH JULY 2019

What does work experience in the theatre look like?

Placer is very pleased to introduce our students to ‘Get Into Theatre’, a fantastic new resource to help you find all the information and opportunities you need to pursue a successful career in theatre in the UK. From backstage to performing, training to apprenticeships, you will find up-to-date information and advice. ‘Get Into Theatre’ “believe that all young peopl..

30TH MAY 2019

The work experience revolution, Entrepreneur Awards 2019 and the future of Placer

Unite Students have published an insightful blog post about the Placer journey, featuring our Project Director David Barker where he talks about some of the great things we have acheived this year and where we are heading in the future. We are always looking to interact with partner organisations, so if you would like to find out more about Placer or are interested in being featured on our bl..

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