Work Placements

Work Placements

​​​​​​​Please note: the following information only applies to Cardiff School of Management Students.

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Information for Employers

​We run one of the largest and most established university work placement schemes in Wales and are dedicated to enhancing our students' employability through work placements.

To do this we require the active and continued support of e​mployers to work in partnership with the University and offer work experience placements to our students.

We believe our students can add value to your organisation as they are highly motivated, have specialised knowledge suitable for your business requirements, and can bring fresh ideas and an external viewpoint.

Offering a work placement

We have a dedicated Placement Team within the Cardiff School of Management to help you find the right talent to suit your business needs, whether your organisation is a small business, a large corporation or a voluntary organisation.

Are you able to offer a work placement (often unpaid) to allow a student to gain experience in the working world? Contact us here​.

Length of Placement

The timing for our placements can vary but the majority of our students will complete 20 days through term time and Fridays are free of lectures to allow them to do this. If this is not suitable for the placement you have in mind, please contact us as timings can be flexible.

Students can also complete longer placements 10 weeks during the summer vacations and we actively encourage our students to seek full year out (sandwich) placements.


Cost to Employer

A 20 day placement is unpaid and the students are available to complete short projects that are of use to you the employer, or to undertake routine work in the company’s area of expertise.​


​Supervision and Support

We ask you to allocate a line manager to keep an eye on the student’s progress and also offer guidance and support throughout the placement. You will work in partnership with one of placement support advisers and it is their responsibility to ensure that both you and our student get the most out of the placement.

​ We will endeavour to work with you to recruit the right student who will make a real contribution to your organisation whilst developing their own personal and professional skills. Our students will be representing your organisation when they are with you and we make sure that they are aware of the responsibility this carries.


Student Courses

Advertise your placement on Career Hub

CareerHub is a FREE advertising service where you can post part-time or vacation jobs, placements and internships for students and graduates, project work for students, Graduate training schemes and sponsorships and graduate opportunities, directly to Cardiff Metropolitan students and our recent graduates:

https://careerhub.cardiffmet.ac.uk/employers/​

All of our currently enrolled students are automatically registered with Cardiff Metropolitan’s CareerHub and can browse vacancies all year round. Graduates are able to register and browse vacancies for up to three years after graduation.

All items you add to CareerHub will be subject to approval by Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Further help is available from careers@cardiffmet.ac.uk


Testimonials

"Just a quick note say how pleased we were with Eliot and his contribution, a bright lad with a good solid problem solving attitude, I think he will go far. Many thanks for all your help"
David Beese MD Dectek

"Laura was confident, bubbly and keen to learn. She quickly built up a good relationship with the management team that allowed her to get the most from each attachment and followed up with them afterwards with any outstanding questions. Her drive and passion came across at all times"
Allison Jenkins, Store Manager Marks and Spencer, Cardiff

"I found it an absolute pleasure to work with Josh; he is dedicated, hard working and an excellent people person. He shows great strength in the field of promotion with his sights set on big things. I have no hesitation in offering him further work with all my business endeavours"
Richard Dyke, City Manager, Original Sin, Cardiff

"Your students have been an invaluable resource for us here at Macmillan and a very great help with our events. In the future I would gladly welcome them back "
Debbie Jones, Fund Raising Manager, Macmillan Cancer Care

"A note to say that Sam has worked well with all the tasks that were given to him to complete, he has been punctual and pleasant to work with"
Rae-Ann Harris, Assistant Director Finance, Marriott Hotel, Cardiff

"Carly was a delight to work with. Reliable, punctual, hard-working and very friendly, it was a pleasure to have her for the few months she was with us. We worked together developing a handbook for our volunteers and her contribution in helping me with this piece of work was considerable. I wouldn't have achieved anywhere near as much without her support"
Sian Layton, Volunteer Co-ordinator, National Museum of Wales

"We were very happy to accommodate Hannah and she was a great asset to the team carrying out a piece of work that had been outstanding for a while She also fitted in well, showed good self- motivation and was able to work well with little supervision."

Tracy Williams, Head of IT, United Welsh Housing Association​

"Sam's been coming along for the last fortnight with Dylan. Again, I must say, they're a credit to the university - both work hard and bring a very positive attitude to our workplace​"

George Grigg, Director, Shareproperty Limited

"Thanks for all your help Elaine we're much looking forward to building the relationship further. We're at a crucial stage and getting towards launch of the platform………………………………., will accommodate lots more interns they've been great so far very enthusiastic and cracking on with the tasks with genuine interest!"

 Gareth Tucker, Director, ClubR


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Contact Us

CSM Work Placements
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Llandaff Campus
Western Avenue
Cardiff
CF5 2YB

Email:​csmworkplacements@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone: 02920 205671

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