Plymouth Marjon University is serious about providing vocationally relevant degrees that produce employable graduates who have the skills to benefit the local economy, local communities and local businesses.
As an employer, recruiting one of our students on a work placement enables you to tap into a new pool of talent that can make a real impact on your business and improve performance. Our students bring enthusiasm, innovation and creativity, fresh ideas, up-to-date knowledge and research capabilities to your organisation. A placement can act as an extended interview and is a cost-effective way of recruiting; many of our students go on to work for their placement employer after graduation.
Working in business on a placement during their time at University helps our students to gain both academically and personally. Putting theories into practice in a real-life setting improves their academic performance as well as enhancing their employability. By providing a student with this opportunity will enable you to contribute to the future development of a skilled workforce. Placement Learning is different from work experience; it is a planned period of learning, normally outside of the University and the learning outcomes are part of the student’s degree studies. At Plymouth Marjon University, our work placements are all formally recognised, and included as part of many degree programmes. Credit is not awarded for undertaking work, but for the skills demonstrated as a result of the experience.