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The Placement
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Preparing for the placement

Upon receiving the confirmation email about your placement, you should contact the host organisation to thank them for the opportunity. You and the host organisation will need to put certain documentation in place, depending on the type of placement being offered. Find out what needs to be put in place for your placement by visiting the Types of Placements page.  

Before the placement you should also find out the following:

  • the start and end dates of your placement
  • the normal working hours of the host organisation and the hours that you will be expected to be there
  • the dress code and whether you need any special safety gear
  • the address of the company and how to get there
  • how long it will take you to get there, by car, using public transport
  • who your contact person or mentor is
  • whether there is a canteen or whether you need to take your own packed lunch
  • information about the host organisation, often this is available on their website


During the placement

Be sure to be on time, fresh and presentable. They may well be your future employer, or someone you ask for a reference, so you should treat the entire placement like an interview. Remember, you only have one chance to make a first good impression.

Try to meet your mentor or manager as early as possible during the placement. It is important that you discuss what will happen throughout the placement and that you understand what the host organisation’s expectations are.

In case of any issues during the placement feel free to contact us.


DegreePlus recognition


The process to obtain recognition for your DegreePlus placement is quite straight forward.  

After your placement is concluded:

The work placement recognition form together with the receipt are to be handed in at the Degree+ office.

Placements through the DegreePlus are not ECTS based. However, once your request is approved, your work placement will be officially recorded on your academic transcript. 


You should also read through the FAQs and other useful information which has been provided. If there is something we missed out, or you need any further information contact us.  


We would appreciate it if you could leave us a testimonial of your experience of the placement. This will appear on our website and will help us improve the scheme, encouraging others to benefit from it.

Work Placement Scheme
Check out new work placements available to students on the Placement Opportunities page.
Last Updated: 7 February 2019

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