Are you looking for an intern or placement undergraduate?
Are you looking for the highest CALIBRE candidates?
Are you looking for the most MOTIVATED candidates?
Are you looking for a FULL SERVICE recruitment consultancy?
Are ETHICS important to you?
Full time graduate and undergraduate people in exchange for training, and an allowance of £600 to £800 per month, dependent on location and responsibilities.
Placement UK provides a unique, flexible and quite unbeatable service. We supply UK and European undergraduate students to fill a great variety of roles in any organisation. Most placements last 6 months. But continuity can be achieved with Placement UK’s “Rolling Program” – as a placement student nears the end of a student internship, a replacement intern is identified and appointed. The outgoing undergraduate intern then trains their replacement – for maximum continuity and productivity.
So, employers benefit from graduate-quality people, whilst undergraduates gain training and work experience which is essential to complete their qualifications, turbo-boosts their future graduate careers. Its a true win – win.
Quality is Assured: all candidates are vetted to ensure suitability, and that they have the right motivation and personality to suit your specific requirements. See details of our no-quibble Guarantee, below.
Top calibre undergraduates
We have established trust relationships with thousands of top universities, colleges and business schools throughout Europe and the UK. The candidates we source are usually aged between 20 and 26 and are typically studying for a degree or masters in subjects such as business, IT, engineering, languages, and many other subjects. All our undergraduates speak English, and many already have valuable work experience and professional skills.
The scope is very wide, and often limited only by your confidence to trust and delegate to them. Many of our clients grow in confidence to utilise placement undergraduates in many key positions throughout their enterprises, achieving a significant cost saving and gaining a competitive advantage in the process. And because students are being given proper meaningful work to do – rather than trivial tasks or errands – they benefit too.
All they ask in return is that they receive proper training and mentoring, and a reasonable monthly training allowance to help them with the cost of accommodation and subsistence. The students’ main motivation at this stage of their careers is to gain invaluable experience, and to fulfill their course requirements, not make money. They are looking to the long term and they know that a good placement can enhance their future employment prospects immeasurably.
The convenience & security of using a full service placement agency
Our service is second to none. You will receive no less a service than you would expect if you were recruiting a permanent member of staff from a high quality recruitment consultant.
With Placement UK, you can be assured that we have access to the largest pool of undergraduate talent in the whole of Europe, due in part to the fact that our service is free to them, and we guarantee them that they will be paid a decent placement allowance in all cases. It’s also because we are one of Europe’s longest-standing placement agencies, and enjoy an unrivaled reputation amongst students and their universities.
In order to attract candidates to apply for your position, we do the following:
- We advertise your position on our own website. This brings in direct applications from our own huge audience. We don’t trawl through online CV databases.
- We email all vacancies directly to the thousands of universities that we have established relationships with. They will then publish this on their intranet sites and tell their students about it.
- We email all vacancies directly to the thousands of undergraduates who have registered with us as looking for placements in the UK in the near future.
- We post the vacancy on our extremely well viewed and ‘liked’ Facebook page.
- We tweet it to our thousands of Twitter followers.
Then, once we receive applications, we go through a rigorous and exacting recruitment process consisting of screening, interviewing and matching. We sort the ‘wheat from the chaff’ and only forward on candidates that match your requirements and demonstrate the highest levels of motivation and quality.
Placement UK only charges a fee if we succeed. If there is no placement, there is no fee. Please call or email for details of pricing, terms and guarantees.
We have been established since 2001 and are ISO9001 accredited.
Continuity to enable you to complete long-term projects
With their enthusiasm and commitment, placement undergraduates and interns can fulfil all sorts of significant roles in your organisation. From admin to marketing, to IT and engineering. From General Assistants through to Junior Managerial positions.
In addition, students’ innate language skills can often help UK companies to deal with foreign partners; and research, evaluate and develop European export markets.
And, using our simple ‘Rolling Program’ undergraduates can work on projects or fill roles for as long as you require. Placement undergraduates have traditionally been used for temporary work or projects of around 6 months in duration. This is because a placement is typically 6m. This can be limiting for both the student and the employer. Sometimes worthwhile projects take longer than 6 months. So we have devised and developed a simple system that means they can be used for indefinite periods. This is how it works: you recruit the first student for say 6 months; then you recruit a second student to take over from the first – with an overlap. This overlap allows for the first student to train the second, and so on, providing continuity for as long as you require. The overlap can be as long as necessary – typically a couple of weeks to a month. This has enabled many of our clients to use placement undergraduates continuously so that both they and the students get the most from their placements.
Placement UK offers you a simple no-quibble guarantee of satisfaction. Full details available on request.
For further information and answers to your questions, click here.
Ethics are at the heart of everything we do.
It would be easy to take advantage of vulnerable young professionals looking for essential work experience.
In fact many placement agencies do! They charge the students (who can least afford it), and often provide poor quality, unpaid placements.
And so do some unscrupulous employers, offering unpaid placements to students desperate to find a placement, or to get a big company name on their CVs. That’s not only unethical, it’s actually illegal!
By contrast Placement UK operates both legally and ethically. Our service is completely free to all students, and we only feature decently paid placements. So you can be sure that when dealing with us and our students that your ethics are never going to be called into question.
Our guarantee to our students is as follows:
- Our service is completely free to students. There are no costs at all. Ever.
- All our placements are paid. Students will receive a reasonable allowance. We do not feature unpaid placements.
- All placements featured on our site are real and available now.
- We are not linked to any other company or placement organisation. We are unique and independent.
- We were established in 2001. That’s many years of providing free, paid placements to students.
We believe our reputation is impeccable. But don’t take our word for it, see our testimonials.