12th October 2015
Cardiff Business School’s Integrated Placement Programme is a unique and innovative programme for the School that integrates a structured period of work experience into the BSc Business Management degree. Only a select group of students can access the work placement programme in their 2nd year of study, ensuring employers can choose from the very best young professionals the Business School has to offer.
The Business School’s Business Management students have supported a number of large multi-national and SME companies through a variety of placements to date. Such areas of work include auditing, research, accountancy, operations, marketing, business analysis, event management and human resources.
Employer deadline – June
- Work Placements are 20 weeks in duration (Jan – May), project based, with defined objectives;
- They represent a great opportunity to identify potential interns or future employees earlier from one of the leading Business Schools in the UK;
- The placement would need to be a full time opportunity for the placement period and the student should be paid at least National Minimum Wage;
- The Business School will advertise the placement opportunity, provide you with suitable applicants and help facilitate interviews, thus reducing the HR process for the company.
The programme is in its second year and going from strength to strength. 14 students were placed in 2015 with 25 placements planned for January 2016 with several leading employers – including Admiral Insurance, HSBC, Aberthaw Power Station, NHS and Arriva, to name a few.
Key points of note include:
- 100% of the host employers rated the standard of work produced by students as very good and would recommend the programme to other companies.
- 75% of employers recognised a quantifiable financial benefit from the placement
- Several employers indicated they would continue with the programme in future years.
Admiral is a keen supporter of the ‘Integrated Placement Programme‘: “The students who worked here have shown great commitment, demonstrated a high level of professionalism, met the business challenges we have set them and their standards of work have been outstanding. It’s also an opportunity for Admiral to ‘talent spot’ and make students aware of the opportunities we have to offer.
The placement student undertook a benchmarking exercise; discovered valuable points about the industry and about our business that has allowed us to transform the way in which we operate and in turn create more wealth for the organisation.”
Download the Business School’s brochure on all its student placement activities.
For a discussion about the programme and how to get involved, contact Alex Hicks, Placement Manager