Environmental Work Experience and Placement – Employers Information

If you are looking to recruit a student or graduate…

With many organisations looking to recruit new starters with existing ‘work experience’, offering a placement to a student could greatly enhance their employment prospects. Work placements offer students insight into working life and specific roles / organisations / industries and can play a major role in shaping a student’s future career direction.

Students can offer organisations a fresh perspective and new ideas, including how to make use of social media and technology and how to reach a younger demographic. Offering a student placement can also enable organisations to meet potential future job candidates and assess how well potential candidates work within their team. Students can offer specialist skills at minimal cost to the organisation, (however we would encourage organisations to pay students fairly for their work, to reduce barriers to access. One of the major questions relating to student placement is access to opportunity for unpaid placements. For further information, see Unpaid, Unadvertised, Unfair. )


Not just making tea: a guide to work experience – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Graduate Programme – Find your future (venturewales.org)

Each of our partner universities has a careers team who are on-hand to provide support to prospective placement providers and links to each team can be found in the table below:

Cardiff Metropolitan
University of South Wales
University Wales Trinity St David

We are seeking to increase the availability of environmentally focused placements.

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