Placement is organised by the Placement Manager responsible for your programme. However, you might like to organise your own Placement, particularly if you have contacts with employers through friends or family. You can do this, provided you meet the following criteria:
- A letter confirming your job offer is received from the prospective employer.
- The Placement is approved by the Academic Co-ordinator for your programme
- The offer of Placement is for the required period of time.
- The offer is secured before you get an offer of Placement through the Careers Service.
Ideally, you should secure your offer of own Placement before the Careers Service interviews begin. However, you can continue to look for your own Placement while these interviews are ongoing.
During this time, you are obliged to attend interviews organised by the Careers Service and if you receive an offer, you are obliged to accept it and to discontinue your search for own Placement.
So, why not take the initiative to organize your own Placement? For more information on how to do it, make an appointment with your Placement Manager.