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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/college has signed up to Placer, you can use the free Placer app to browse the work experience opportunities generated by your university/college, 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

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..

22ND MAY 2019

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..