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Employer Information - 48 weeks industrial placement

Employer Information - 48 weeks industrial placement


Leeds Beckett prides itself on delivering courses that are up-to-date and reflect the real-world experience of work. Work-based learning is a key component of many of our courses. Not only can employers build long-term relationships with our students, but can also benefit immediately from the new energy and fresh ideas that they can bring.

Some benefits of a placement student for employers:

  • Students bring new and innovative ideas into the company
  • Can enhance the company image and raise its profile with the student population
  • Is a cost effective source of labour
  • Allows the company to gain enthusiastic undergraduates who are able to focus on specific projects
  • Provides an opportunity for a company to assess a student's potential for future employment
  • Gives the company an insight into current academic development in their particular discipline
  • Provides recruitment opportunity – many employers recruit placement students into graduate positions

Plus Icon How long are students out on placement and when?

Students will spend one year doing their placement(s) between June and the following September. During this time they are expected to complete the equivalent of 48 weeks of full-time work with one or more organisations of their choice.

Plus Icon What about payment?

The majority of our students need to ensure they can support themselves financially during their placement year and will be looking for paid opportunities. We strongly encourage employers to offer at least the national minimum wage for long term roles; however payment and salary are down to your discretion.

Students are encouraged to get involved with voluntary opportunities where possible and we are happy to advertise part-time or short-term voluntary positions but please be aware that students may need to find additional work to supplement their income when working voluntarily and flexibility with working hours may be required.

Plus Icon What about holidays?

Holiday allowance is down to your discretion. We would recommend for a placement of up to 52 weeks, full time hours a holiday allowance of 4 to 6 weeks.

Plus Icon What to do if you would like to offer a placement

Please complete the Leeds Beckett Placement Offer form and return it to the email address on the right. If you would like to talk to a member of the placement office team please give us a call.

Leeds Beckett Placement Offer form DOCX

Placement provider handbook DOCX

Employer Overview DOCX

Work Based Project Marking Sheet DOCX

Leeds Beckett Employer Final Assessment Form DOCX

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