Attract the best students by offering work placements for your higher education students.

Placer for universities and colleges

Competition for the best students is fierce. Students know all too well that they need to develop job-specific skills alongside their studies to improve their chances of getting the career they want. Universities and colleges that can offer the best work experience placements will find it easier to attract top students.

Placer is a unique work experience app and platform created to increase the number of students gaining work experience. It is revolutionising the way that students can access opportunities (an hour, a day, a project, a longer-term placement, and everything in between) by partnering directly with universities/colleges and a network of employers.

By partnering with Placer, you can promote the work experience opportunities you have generated, alongside those curated by Placer, through a co-branded app. This allows you to offer a greater choice of work experience opportunities to your students and makes your university/college more attractive to you next student cohort.

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How does Placer work for Universities and Colleges?


Simple set up process

  • Contact the Placer team to find out about partnering with Placer
  • Subscribe to Placer's app and platform.
  • We liaise with your technical team to integrate Placer with your university's single sign-on system

Publish your opportunities

  • Automatically feed your opportunities into Placer (for your students only) and give your students access to work experience opportunities curated by Placer. These can be approved automatically or selected individually before making them available to your students
  • All opportunities are merged into the co-branded Placer app so they can be easily accessed by your students

Management of placements

  • Manage and create reports on employers, opportunities and students using your dedicated Placer dashboard.

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! ..

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