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Work-related Placement Schemes

Work-related learning can be defined as a planned activity that uses the context of work to develop knowledge, skills and understanding useful in work, including learning through the experience of work, learning about work and working practices, and learning the skills for work.

Many Schools/Directorates within Cardiff University offer to take individuals for short work-related learning throughout the academic year. The Human Resources Division is often asked for advice and guidance regarding these placements.  Detailed below are some of the most frequently asked questions and some guidelines to ensure that Cardiff University is providing high quality placement schemes.

Equal Opportunities

Cardiff University is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting an ethos of dignity, courtesy and respect throughout the organisation. 

The Human Resources Division promotes equality of opportunity by ensuring that all those seeking work-related learning have access to its programmes, services and facilities.

Please be aware that when dealing with a request from a student with a disability it is the responsibility of the School/Directorate concerned to investigate the nature of the disability, ensure that the necessary facilities are in place and make any reasonable adjustments where ever possible to ensure that the student can be accommodated.

Available Placement

 The University provides placements in the following categories:

            School Placement scheme

            Work Tasters

            Voluntary Placements

Ongoing work to develop the placement schemes is being conducted within HR.  Where information is not provided please contact the Human Resource Division on 029 20874897

If you are able to offer work related learning and have not yet informed the Human Resources Division, please click here to access the relevant documentation.

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