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

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..


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..

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