Innovation, Education, Communication
Innovation, Education, Communication

October 2008, “Improving Employability for Industrial Placements: Challenges, Approaches and Recommendations” published in Management Online Review.

Employability and Placements, Management Online Review, Reid, 2008.

Industrial placements can play a key role in developing an individual undergraduate’s softer skills, giving the opportunity for experiential learning, which is often sought by employers when selecting future employees. The combination of good academic achievement and the demonstration of broader skills developed in a varied work place environment where responsibility, collaboration and teamwork have been practiced and developed over time are highly appreciated by employers. This article reviews current student placement activity in the United Kingdom, a typical recruitment process and the implications for stakeholders.

June 7, 2009