Aston creates new Employer Engagement team


Aston has recently centralised all placement activity to create a single point of contact for employers. The move to a single, centrally based Placements Team has made it easier than ever for employers from all sectors and industries to engage with Aston University for placement activities.

Approximately 70 per cent of undergraduates now opt for a placement as part of their four year course. The University strongly believes that placements are vital in providing students with the high level of work based skills they need, while offering employers an opportunity to identify suitable students for future employment.

The new Placements Team will work with companies from the West Midlands, the UK and internationally to source and manage placement opportunities for undergraduate students.  They will promote placement opportunities to students across all academic areas of the university and work to match them with companies where they can develop their own skills and at the same time be a real asset to the business. A dedicated resource will offer students support throughout their placement and will work with students to ensure they are work ready through training and support.

To find out more, please contacts the Placements Team on ext 5299 or email placements@aston.ac.uk for more information.

Words by Claire Hopkins
5 September 2011

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