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Benefits of Work Placements

Why do a work placement?

Undertaking a work placement can enhance your experience at St Mary's and provide you with skills and knowledge that will serve you throughout your working life.

The experience you gain in a placement will help you to understand the world of work, develop essential workplace skills, become self-aware and help you articulate your strengths to future employers.

By doing a work placement you will:

  • Develop an awareness of workplace issues
  • Explore different career areas
  • Identify and develop your transferable skills
  • Become self-aware
  • Apply theory to practice
  • Enhance your CV with good, practical and relevant experience
  • Improve your self confidence and sense of responsibility
  • Boost your employment chances

Find out more

To find out more about the placement experience, contact the cwl@stmarys.ac.uk.

Current students

Current students can find more detail about the Workplace Learning (WPL) modules on the Centre for Workplace Learning pages on SIMMSpace.

“I would like to sincerely thank you and your team for supporting and encouraging me through my placements in my second and third year. Your efforts have helped me to achieve a degree I am very proud of, along with a fantastic Work Placement which has now developed into my first full-time job.

"I hope that you continue to provide invaluable opportunities and experiences for students, for many years to come.”