A placement, internship or project can be a great way to gain experience and skills in an area you are particularly interested in, build a network of industry contacts and potentially gain future employment in that sector.
With graduate numbers continuing to rise each year, having a good degree is no longer enough to make you stand out from the crowd. Employers value work experience highly, particularly experience that is relevant to the role they are recruiting for. Having experience can make a huge difference to your applications, so the earlier you start and the more you can do, the better your CV will look!
You have a dedicated Careers+ team that is here to support you with placements, internships and projects. Take a look at your BLSS Employability Moodle page and contact your Careers+ Team, located on the ground floor of Curzon Building, or by emailing BLSSCareers@bcu.ac.uk or calling 0121 331 5234 for further information.
You can also explore the Finding placements, work experience or volunteering page for further information on the benefits of undertaking a placement, how to go about finding opportunities and what to expect during the placement.