Student Focus Group session four:
Placements, internships and work based learning
Notes and recommendations
- Session 4 Wednesday 18 January 2017 (16 students)
Industrial placements (10 – 12 months) are employer-based learning projects in which undergraduate students extend their study period to incorporate industry experience. These placement experiences are managed and administrated by the Placement Team. This work sits within the Careers & Employability Service (CES) at Plymouth University.
As a part of their degree study, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, students can also undertake short work based learning projects, either as part of their semester or during the summer or holiday period. This work primarily sits within the programme or faculty, though the CES would support activity regarding applications, interviews, approaching employers and reflecting on experiences.
Students were present from various areas, including business, criminology, civil engineering, English, geology, international relations, politics, publishing and illustration (including strains of these areas).