Work Placement gives employers a great opportunity to strengthen their workforce with skilled students.
The Work Placement Process
Getting Prepared for the Work Placement Experience
Considerations for Virtual Work Placement
Meet our Work Placement Team
We support and work with over 30 work placement programmes. Work Placement Managers, based in UCC’s Careers Service, are responsible for the management and development of programmes within the College of Business and Law, the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science.
Work Placement Manager, College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences
Amy manages Works Placement for two unique I.T. degrees co-delivered by the Computer Science Department and the College of Arts. Students’ combination of hard I.T. skills and soft transferable skills make them valuable assets in a variety of teams and industries.
I manage undergraduate and postgraduate placement programmes in the areas of Accounting both practice and industry and Finance including corporate & investment services. I have long-established relationships with employers locally and nationally in this sector and am committed to ensuring that our students are work-ready to succeed on placement.
I'm Grainne North and I engage with start-ups, SME's and large multinationals to secure placements that work both for the employer and the student. Students from the courses I support secure roles in a diverse range of areas such as marketing, product development, buying, supply chain, quality control, sales, research and sustainability. I work closely with my students in developing the necessary employability skills to enable them to transition to work.
I’m Jillian O’Mahony, students from the programmes I support have had success in a diverse range of work placements in HR, Marketing, Supply Chain, Project Management, Food Marketing and Food Product Development. I engage with SMEs and large multinationals to secure placements that work for the employer and for the student. Understanding student and employer needs is an important step in the placement process. I recommend having a discussion with us to identify and connect with students best suited to your business requirements.
I'm Dr Susan Lyons, Work Placement Manager in the college of Business and Law. I am responsible for the BCommerce work placement programme in UCC. Working closely with industry partners I help to support students secure work placement in a variety of business sectors, these include Finance, Accounting, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Project Management to name but a few.
I am a Work Placement Manager in UCC since 2006 and take great pride in helping undergraduate students in the schools of Food & Nutrition Science, Computer Science & IT and Chemistry find work placement. Going forward with recruitment for 2021 I will be working closely with employers and students to help us through these uncertain times.
My name is Yvonne Harding, Work Placement Manager in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. I work closely with high calibre undergraduate and Masters students of Biotechnology and Analytical Chemistry helping them to develop their employability skills to allow them to move seamlessly into a work placement position.
If you feel that you have a research or industry-based work placement opportunity that you would like to discuss, contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
John McCaughley, Janssen Senior Operations Manager
The students we have taken on from this course have done a very good job. They have taken on responsibility for tasks that are important parts of our organization’s operations. This scheme has been very beneficial to both the student and to ourselves. Our experience both with the students and the support provided by the college has been excellent.We look forward to continued partnership with them in the future
New Ways of Working Survey
The New Ways of Working survey was conducted by Work Placement Managers in UCC in 2021 during the Covid –19 global pandemic. Our aim was the capture the voice of students and hear about their experiences of working at home, on-site or both.
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