Springboard’s GEMS Placements

A graduate placement may be the answer to your problems

What is a graduate placement?

Graduate placements can be tied into many undergraduate degrees at universities across the UK as a ‘sandwich’ year or short-term placement in between years of study and are particularly prevalent in Hospitality, Events and Tourism. These paid placements allow students to gain exposure to the industry whilst applying the knowledge and skills they’ve cultivated so far in their university studies.

How will a Graduate placement benefit YOUR company?

  • Graduate placements essentially offer companies a trial period to train a new member of the team, analysing how well they would fit into the organisation both in terms of culture and ability. The scheme will save your company funds which may have otherwise been spent on a costly recruitment drive with little return on investment.
  • They also grant companies ample time to sell the industry and, more importantly, their company to the student for when they come to think about graduate employment.
  • Placements provide a fixed term appointment staff member to whom you may decide to allocate specific projects or tasks to synergise the goals of the company as well as the student, who can bring fresh ideas & perspectives on board.
  • In providing fulfilling & successful placements to university students, your company’s reputation will improve as word of mouth spreads, allowing you to begin forging a steady pipeline of talented students.

How can Springboard help YOU?

Springboard’s GEMS programme offers students on Hospitality, Tourism and Events based courses the chance to learn from their own personal industry mentor. Our placement bank provides the 100+ GEMS students with a platform to discover meaningful & exciting work placements. Our business partners can access this pool of untapped talent for free by gaining exposure through the placement bank.

Through completing the INSPIRE accreditation, your organisation can also ensure that its work experience placements are of the highest quality. Work experience is the single most important factor influencing careers choices; a strong & worthwhile placement can really improve your conversion of work experience students who will eventually choose to apply for permanent roles at your company. 

To find out more about the placement bank speak to your business relationship manager or email info@springboarduk.org.uk

Published: 6th December 2019

Last edited: 29th October 2020

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