A placement can help focus your mind on the sort of career you are interested in, provide valuable work experience and give you an advantage in the job market.
Employers benefit from having access to enthusiastic new recruits bringing energy and innovative ideas to the workplace. Placements can be UK-based or international.
Get ahead with a placement year
‘I’d say definitely do a placement; it’s good to put yourself out of your comfort zone. You’ll be offered a lot of opportunities and it’s how you embrace them that counts – the more opportunities you embrace, the more people you meet and the more you’re going to learn.’
Telephone Account Executive, Amadeus
BSc Business and Management Studies (with a professional placement year)
Employer Reception, 6 December 2012
The Department of Business and Management welcomed employers from across Sussex and Kent to the inaugural Employer Reception in the Jubilee Building on 6 December. Professor Ian Davidson opened the event with a presentation about the School of Business, Management and Economics and our enthusiasm for exploring collaboration with businesses on all kind of levels – joint research, consultancy and knowledge exchange, as well as career opportunities for our students.
Adele Browne talked about the structure of Business and Management placement degrees and the benefits to both parties of a successful placement year. This was followed by informal networking over wine and nibbles, with the chance for students to chat to employers about their placement interests and the skills and insights they would bring to a placement role. Guests included Virgin Holidays, Education Travel Group, Sussex Police, the Arabian Tent Company, HR Point, Litigation Protection, Metricell and Education Technologies. The event has already been successful in providing new placement opportunities for Business and Management students.