27 September 2018

Has your company ever considered taking a placement student?

We are actively seeking companies who are interested in taking a placement student for 9-12 months from next summer

By Development and Alumni Relations Team

“She has been the best intern so far in Marketing. She is enthusiastic, personable, confident and very capable. She has been quick to learn and completes projects to a very high standard for someone of her age and experience.” (Jane Ryder, Marketing Director at Valspar)

There are so many benefits in taking on a placement student. Your company can gain the advantage of having a smart, enthusiastic young person with a fresh approach join your organisation and contribute their talents toward your company goals.

Students provide a flexible, cost effective recruitment solution for 9 -12 months, perhaps to focus on a short term business project where resource is scarce or provide temporary cover (e.g. for maternity). There are no long term overheads and no recruitment costs for you. We can advertise all placement positons directly to our students.  If successful, there is the opportunity for you to recruit the student to start full time when they finish their degree and so a longer term benefit too!

At Royal Holloway School of Management we find our students are very highly rated by the companies they join, and we consistently receive outstanding reports from both large, multinational corporations and SMEs and many of the companies we work with continue to recruit placement students year after year. Read more >

Our students join companies of varying sizes. Larger companies include Deloitte, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, GE, GSK, IBM, Jaguar Landrover, L’Oreal, Nomura, Oracle, Pfizer, and The Walt Disney Company. SMEs include Ascot Wealth Management, Chrystal Capital, Diversity Jobs, Ethos Farm Limited, Lucidity London, Richard Davies Investor Relations, Veenus and Winser London. Guy Steele Perkins, Managing Director of SME Lucidity London, when asked if he would offer a permanent job to his placement student said “Definitely. Without hesitation. She’s a pleasure to work with, thoroughly diligent, is mature beyond her years, communicates clearly and effectively, remains calm under pressure and project manages apparently effortlessly.” Read more about SME placements in our blog >

Royal Holloway Management Year in Business students study either BSc Business and Management or BSc Accounting and Finance or follow one of the following pathways: Management with Marketing, Management with Accounting, Management with HR, Management with International Business or Management with Digital Innovation. Our students can apply their understanding of a broad range of Business theories to the practical issues they encounter during their 3rd year Work placement before returning for their final year at University.

YIB photos (4)Next steps…

Looking ahead to next Summer, we are actively seeking companies who are interested in taking a placement student for a 9 – 12 month period, starting anytime June – September 2019 and paid at least minimum wage.

If you think you could benefit from our talented, insightful Management students please do get in touch with Year in Business Programme Officer, Katharine Radford, via email (Katharine.radford@rhul.ac.uk)

There is also the opportunity to connect directly with our Year in Business students via our LinkedIn Year in Business group and we welcome the opportunity to connect alumni with current Year in Business students.

We do hope to hear from you. You can find frequently asked questions from employers about our programme answered on our website.