Get booking those appointments for us to see your CVs!

Hi all,

Welcome to my first blog posting of the year!

This year, we have a tremendous brand new placements job system. You do need to register on it at:

On the site, you can:

  • book an appointment with us in the Placements Office
  • search for placement opportunities
  • load up your CV and create a profile
  • find lots of helpful hints to gain a placement
  • and much more!

When you register, please make sure that the time zone in your profile is set to GMT.  If not, your appointment times will come through to us incorrectly.

You can change your time zone in your profile by going to the ‘General Information’ section of your profile.

I am sure that you will like the new system and find it very helpful.

Get booking those appointments for us to see your CVs!




Congratulations! And good luck!

Dear all,

So we have come to the end of the summer and the new academic year starts on Monday.

There are 140 of you on or going out on placement this year. Well done!

Congratulations to those who were successful! Hard luck to those who tried but were unable to get a placement!

If you are on placement, we will see you at times over the coming year.

It has been great working with you all.

Very best wishes to all of you!


126 and Counting!

Congratulations to all those 126 students going out on placement this year! You have made a fantastic effort to get there! Well done!

We have students at major blue chips such as IBM, Xerox and Marks & Spencer. We have some at smaller local companies such as ILG, House of Hud and The Graduate Recruitment Agency. Students are working as far away as Australia and Pakistan.

Well done to all!

There is still time to get that placement role. There are still vacancies on studentcentral! Let’s keep counting!

This is a great time to be applying for a placement!

Dear all,

This is a great time to be applying for a placement. Why?, I hear you ask.

  • Well, there are still lots of placements available. Take a look at studentcentral. It’s full of placement jobs.
  • Secondly, lots of students have stopped looking – hopefully, not you!
  • Thirdly, we in the Placements Office are here to give you even more attention.

So, best of luck and keep applying!

116 and Rising!

Dear all,

There are now 116 of you who have successfully applied for industrial placements. Well done!

There are still new placements being advertised and we are here to help you throughout the summer. So, come in and see me, telephone, email or Skype me.

Telephone me on 01273 01273 642167.

Email me at

You can also Skype me at leigh g rush.

Best of luck!


The Glassdoor Website

Hi all,

I hope that you are all aware of Glassdoor but here is a reminder.

Glassdoor is one the fastest growing jobs and recruiting sites.

On the site, you can:

  • Search for jobs
  • Get an insight into companies with employee reviews
  • See what previous applicants have been asked at interview – I think that this is really useful!

This is their website:




Howzat! 100 not out!

Dear all,

Today I am celebrating that 100 of you have already got an industrial placement for next year! Well done!

Here is a picture of Matt Prior, Sussex and England, celebrating a century. Geddit?

We are, in fact, not out as we are hoping that another 40-50 more of you will get one too. It’s not all over.

  • There are still plenty of jobs on studentcentral.
  • We will be putting more on.
  • We are here all the way through the summer to help you.




Important Information for the Summer

Hi all,

I hope that all your exams have gone well. I strongly recommend a bit of relaxation.

However, do not relax for too long because there is still plenty of time to get that placement job.

More than 90 of you already have successfully gained placements. Well done! We expect that another 40+ of you will get placements over the summer months.

The Placements Office will be staffed throughout the summer. So, come in and see us, email or call us.

Telephone us on 01273 642168, 01273 642167 or 01273 642343.

Email us at

You will also be able to Skype us – details to follow.

In addition, we will be phoning or emailing you all within the next week to see what help we can offer you.

Let’s make this a bumper year for students getting industrial placements!

Josh loves Coast to Capital. You could too!

Hi all,

I hope that you all appreciate the value of doing an industrial placement but I want to share with you the following from Josh who is currently on placement at Coast to Capital.

Josh says:

‘I’m doing well, the placement’s still great, I get to do a bit of everything to fill gaps as needed. It’s a nice role with a lot of autonomy, it’s what you make it really.

For example, since I didn’t have a placement until September I started learning Russian over last summer. My role here has taken on a focus on international trade and as luck would have it I’m now in talks with a company from Russia about them maybe coming to the area, and I’ll be doing a Skype call with them tomorrow. I’m also getting funded by Coast to Capital to go to an event by the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce in London soon, where I’ll get to introduce both Coast to Capital and myself to even more of these businesses.

Point being for a student who wants a dynamic role in a small, open organization, this one is pretty awesome! I can’t think of anyone here I would consider unapproachable’.

Well done, Josh!

Josh is doing the role that I emailed about yesterday – as a Service Pillar Support Assistant. The role is open till the 30th May. Get applying, please!

The details are on studentcentral. See Virginia’s favourite jobs.

Best of luck!


Join Reade on Route 66!

Congratulations to Reade Whiteman, who is our 66th student to get an industrial placement this year.

Reade showed huge persistence and self-belief to be successful in getting a placement as an Operations Manager with GIST.

He gained one of 15 places, beating over 900 other candidates and fighting his way through 5 different application stages! What an achievement!

There are still lots of placements available and lots of time to apply.

Get your kicks on Route 66!