Returning to Aston

If you’re returning for final year following your placement, now is a good time to reflect on what you’ve learnt over the past year. Think about any skills, experience and knowledge that you’ve gained.

These are things you’ll need to be aware of when making applications for graduate jobs, so it’s worth reflecting early on while your placement is fresh in your mind. 

Try writing down some examples of how you’ve used skills such as presenting, leading, organising, problem-solving or communication during your placement. These are all skills that a potential employer will value, so keep a log of this information so it’s ready to refer back to when you start applying for jobs. 

When you’re back with us for your final year at Aston, do make use of our team of friendly Careers Consultants. They can help you with:

  • Exploring your options
  • Conducting SMART career planning
  • Sourcing opportunities 
  • Applying for jobs and postgraduate study
  • Planning out alternative options

The team are here to support you with your career, so do get in touch

P.S. You don’t have to have anything figured out before you speak to us – if you don't have a clue what you’d like to do, we can help with that, too! 


Tips for returning from placement