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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

10TH MAY 2019

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..

23RD APRIL 2019

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..

2ND APRIL 2019

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! ..