Taking on Trent Talent
Have you ever considered taking on a placement student from university to work within your organisation? Perhaps you have but aren’t sure about timeframes? Maybe you are concerned by any potential costs involved? Or quite simply, room could be an issue? This handy guide to taking on a placement student from Nottingham Trent University will answer your questions.
Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has a number of students that can make a positive impact on your business - statistically, we are one of the largest universities in the country in terms of students taking on placement opportunities.
During the 2020/21 academic year, we have placed just under 1000 students, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, we have been accredited with the Teaching Excellence Framework Gold Award and won University of Year 2019 in the inaugural Guardian University Awards.
What is a placement student?
Bridge the skills gap
Taking on a placement student is a brilliant way for your business to benefit from new skills. Having access to the latest equipment during their studies means that many of our students have up-to-date, transferable knowledge, are tech-savvy and could just possess the talent needed to provide extra revenue to your team.
The placement experience has been another great success. Our student has become an integral part of the business
Take on new ideas
All businesses should be open to welcoming new thoughts and practices. Our talent can give you a different way of thinking that may well give you the final piece of a particular puzzle or open the doors to new, profitable consumers.
At NTU, we have students actively searching for work experience from varying degree courses. Many of our students are required to complete a year-long sandwich placement as part of their studies. We can also offer both short and long-term recruitment options, ranging from 30 hours to over 36 weeks, in order for you to receive assistance for as long as is needed. These opportunities can be offered in fixed-periods across the duration of the term.
Our student has the maturity and business acumen of someone far beyond her years. We’ve been so impressed by her that she is also working for us on a part-time basis whilst she finishes her degree and have already offered her a role upon completion of her degree.