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A new addition to the SAGE Study Skills series, this book is an invaluable resource for any business and management student intending to do a work placement as part of their degree. The text provides practical and thorough advice to help students select, prepare and navigate through organizational life.
The book covers every step of the work placement process, from planning, making contact and interviewing, through to reflective learning and how to make the most of the placement experience and the opportunities it presents for future careers
Each chapter features testimonials from students who have done placement years, offering experiences and advice
Checklists to help students cover every consideration for commencing on their placement
An extensive list of useful websites and contacts, as well as further reading suggestions.
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Dr John Neugebauer FCIPD is a Client Director at Bristol Business School, University of the West of England. He has had international and UK experience as an HR executive and has researched managerial careers and taught with the Open University, Bath University and Bristol University. He is an external examiner at Plymouth Business School, and Bristol University Dental School. Prior to his academic career, he was Head of HR for a national organisation. He is a qualified coach, and has had extensive experience working and consulting in private sector (national and international), public sector, and third sector organisations. Jane Evans-Brain is a human resource business partner in a large national organisation, and has over twenty eight years HR experience in recruitment, learning in the work place, talent development, training, employment law, assessment centres, and change management. Jane also has experience of external consulting.
Introduction GETTING PLACEMENT Finding a Placement Applying for Roles Interviews and Assessment Centres The Important Not-So-Small Print WORKING ON YOUR PLACEMENT Settling into Your Placement Key skills Writing Reports Learning from Your Placement UNIVERSITY AND PLACEMENT University Research Principles PLACEMENTS IN PERSPECTIVE Back at University