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Find out how a student placements could benefit your organisation

Find out how a student placements could benefit your organisation

The University of Brighton is looking for professional placement opportunities for its students in the Gatwick Diamond and surrounding area.

It will be hosting a drop-in session on Wednesday 24 February 2016, 9am - 11am from their Manor Royal Research and Enterprise Office on Magellan Terrace. The session will be an opportunity for businesses to find out more about the benefits of hiring a student on a placement with university advisors on hand to answer questions.

Placements are for pre-agreed durations, varying from two-three months, to a whole year across all sectors. The university already has a range of established placements with both private and public sector organisations, but is looking to expand this by working with new providers to develop further undergraduate opportunities.

Whatever your business or company size, a placement student can bring many advantages to your organisation:

*A high-calibre employee who is motivated to perform well
*Fresh, innovative ideas
*Flexible way to resource a short-term project
*Cost effective graduate recruitment

Placements can also be linked to the student's formal assessment, meaning that the student has to complete a piece of academic work during their placement which feeds into their final degree classification. In the more substantial placements, this assessment is often a piece of research, specified in collaboration with the employer, which can benefit the organisation.

Business Development Manager Susannah Davidson said: "The University of Brighton is most grateful for the support that employers offer to our students. Employability is a key issue for graduates and being able to spend time in the workplace, gaining first-hand experience and putting their skills into practice, is extremely valuable preparation for their entry into the world of work."

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