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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 placement modules on the Centre for Workplace Learning pages on SIMMSpace.