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?

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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
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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
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Management of placements

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

Who is on board

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..

8TH JANUARY 2019

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 ..

20TH NOVEMBER 2018

Cass Business School student on the transforming benefits of a work placement

I am Yushi Chen, a graduate student at Cass Business School in MSc Management. During the last term, I applied to join the Cass bespoke Corporate Responsibility project to complete my dissertation with a work placement. And that’s how I met Placer, spending a demanding yet rewarding two months of the year. At the time I joined Placer, the team was seeking partnership and engagement with ..

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