Insights, tips and news from Placer experts and guest bloggers on the world of work experience..

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...


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...


Making the most of graduate talent

A Placer guide to the future of early career prospects Work experience was the start of the Placer journey, though after conversations with universities, students and employers Placer are now able to support employers looking to tap into graduate talent and help students into a great career. There are many ways your organisation can engage more with students and graduates: Work experien...


The work experience revolution is rising up…in Salford, Manchester!

19th century poetry was influenced by popular revolutions of the past – namely the French and American revolutions. Today, at a work experience revolution session in Salford, a poet crafted a poem inspired by the coming together of Salford Council, Salford University and Placer. When our product innovation team worked with employers, universities and students for two years in 2017 and 201...


The Creative Industries Federation & Placer

Placer are delighted to be working in partnership with the Creative Industries Federation. The Creative Industries Federation is the membership body that represents, champions and supports the UK’s creative industries. Read more about our partnership and to find out why it's so important to offer work experience and entry-level roles, and how offering work experience and graduate oppor...


March Community Update

Our March community update is now live! You can view this in your browser here. If you would like to sign up for future updates on our Contact us page we will send you our latest community updates as soon as they are published! ...


The work experience revolution and you

A Placer guide to the future of early career prospects At Placer we see work experience as an umbrella term which covers a huge range of opportunities, all of which we are perfectly poised to help you realise. Starting off our guide are the more traditional kinds of work experience which you are most likely aware of already, these might include: Summer placements A position taken within...


Check out our first monthly community update, keeping you in the loop with all things Placer!

We’d like to let you know how well things are going at Placer. We have started a monthly community update to pull together some recent highlights to show you what’s new, examples of featured jobs and how things are going. Every month we will publish a new update sharing relevant news on our employer or university partners as well as our student base. If you are already a member of t...


Manchester Metropolitan University tells students looking for work experience “there’s an app for that”

Read how the Careers and Employability Service at Manchester Metropolitan University are promoting Placer to their students, and find out why almost 900 students at the university have already downloaded the app. Elham Afzal, Event Management student said: "What I like about the Placer app is that it’s very easy to use, very simple, it collects lots of different opportunities in o...


How students find opportunities with employers on the Placer app

Have a look at our video to see how students search and view opportunities posted by employers via the Placer app. You can see how with a simple swipe students can quickly review exciting opportunities from employers and how they can set a range of criteria, including type of role and location, to target their search. Employers can include skills badges which provide students with a quick way ...



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