11/04/2016, by CLAS

Could you benefit from a placement student bringing new ideas into your business?

The School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, in partnership with the Faculty of Arts Careers Team, is currently investigating methods of enhancing employability. As part of this we have established a structured Placement Programme for our students.

The Placement Programme enables students to enhance their employability by demonstrating and developing the valuable skills that are highly regarded by prospective employers in a fast moving competitive job market.

Work Placements

We are looking for work placements for our second year and final year undergraduate students. The placements would be on a voluntary basis and would take place within University term time. Students would be required to complete a total of 40-50 hours working with you; days, times and the period of time over which this is carried out can be arranged between you and the students to ensure the arrangements suit both parties.

These placements are an essential part of the Work Placements modules which re offered to students taking part in the Nottingham Advantage Award or as an optional subsidiary module, allowing students the opportunity to gain credit for activities and for improving and personalising their career development. Our students take a variety of Language, Film and Media and American and Canadian studies degrees in conjunction with modules or honours in cultures, history, literature, business, economics and media.

Areas of Interest

We are looking for any placements that would be relevant to the following areas:
• Modern Languages – French, German, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese (there may be others as well).
• Culture, Film and Media (media-related work such as advertising, journalism, marketing, film, radio and television)
• Communications
• Public Services
• Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
• Other areas that might be relevant to our courses

Next Steps

If you are able to offer placements in any of the above areas, please contact lea.guetta@nottingham.ac.uk who will reply with the next steps to make the placements official either within our offerings as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award, or as accredited or extra-curricular work placements.

To find out more about our School please visit our website at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/clas/prospective/undergraduate/careers-and-employability.aspx

Beth Yearsley, Placements and Employability Officer and Women’s Staff Network Co-ordinator, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies

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