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Placement programme proves popular with students and business

23 October 2015

Cardiff Business School’s BSc Business Management with Integrated Work Placement programme has experienced a significant increase in both student and business interest.

There are 26 placements available for the 2016 internship period, which runs from January to June, a considerable increase from the 14 available in 2015. Student applications also rose by 40%, demonstrating the growing importance of practical work experience to the student community.

The Integrated Work Placement programme has been able to offer an increased number of placements in part due to the range of new companies who have signed up to participate. These new partners include:

  • DVLA
  • Peter’s Food
  • Aberthaw Power Station
  • Monmouthshire County Borough Council
  • DS Smith
  • NHS Shared Services
  • Severn Bay
  • Target Group
  • Three Nations
  • South East Wales Academic Health Science Partnership

They join existing partner organisations such as Barclays, Deloitte, HSBC, Admiral and Arriva Trains Wales.

Cardiff Business School’s Placement Manager, Alex Hicks, said: “The Integrated Work Placement programme continues to go from strength to strength and is clearly delivering benefit and value to students and businesses alike.

“We are committed to providing a range of work experience opportunities for students to aid their future employability and give them a real-world business insight before they graduate. We look forward to growing the programme further and wish the 2016 cohort the very best.”

2016’s successful applicants will be announced in due course and will commence their placements on Monday 4 January 2015.

The Integrated Work Placement programme, now in its fourth year, gives students, who have met the necessary academic criteria, the opportunity to undertake an industry placement in the second semester of their second year. The 20-week paid placement is credit bearing, counting towards their final degree, and sees them placed at some of the UK’s leading companies.

For more information please contact Alex Hicks.

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