NCI Student Work Placements

What are the benefits of Placement?

Together with your degree, the following skills are the Top 10 key skills sought by employers.

These skills are highly influential in terms of your employability:

  • Verbal Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Commercial Awareness
  • Analysing and investigating
  • Initiative/ self-motivation
  • Drive
  • Written Communication
  • Planning & organising
  • Flexibility
  • Time management

No matter how much you have learned through your studies, you need to underpin this theoretical learning with a period of ‘hands-on’ learning where you can develop the above skills.

Key benefits of work placements include the opportunity to..

  • Link academic study and theory to real industrial practice
  • Real world exposure to the latest technology, work behaviour
  • Learn the ‘language’ of industry
  • Assess a possible company for future employment
  • Build a network of future career contacts
  • Practise existing key skills and learn new ones
  • Experience the atmosphere and pace of industrial practice
  • Confirm existing career aims or discover new careers
  • Learn critical reflection as a means of self-development
  • Apply problem solving in a real work environment