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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

8TH MARCH 2019

The work experience revolution and you

A Placer guide to the future of early career opportunities 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 wi..

1ST MARCH 2019

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..

11TH FEBRUARY 2019

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..