Placement Manager recognised for commitment to Student Placements
A manager from the University of York’s Management School was recognised for her commitment to student placements in the University Personality of the Year category of a national competition
Emily’s role is to support students to successfully secure work placements through building and maintaining professional relationships with employers.
The Award celebrates the tireless and invaluable contributions made by a particular individual in the University Placement or Careers Office in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.
“To be shortlisted as one of the top five in the country for two years in a row means such a lot to me because the nominations come directly from our students, winning in 2011 was fantastic and being recognised again is just brilliant!” said Emily
With so many graduates fighting for employment, the University places great importance on ensuring its graduates possess the relevant skills and experience to competitively enter the job market.
All students on a Management School sandwich degree have compulsory placement lectures with Emily throughout the first term of their second year.
The lectures are tailored to the specific area of study of the students and teach them such things as, putting together an effective CV and covering letter, interview techniques, and applying for placements both in the UK and abroad.
“Here in the School we are dedicated to helping the students as much as we can when it comes to securing a placement and we continue to work with them throughout their year in industry” said Emily. “As well as lectures we also run drop-in sessions every single day for two and a half hours. The sessions are always incredibly busy, but so well utilised.”
Emily’s nomination shows that our motto of ‘going the extra mile’ has been recognised by our students.” commented School Head, Steve Toms. “We passionately believe in the value of a placement year and the successes our students will enjoy from their experiences.” he added.
The School’s Centre for Business Collaboration works closely with employers to build strong relationships not only on a regional level but nationally and internationally as well.
Created by undergraduate recruitment portal RateMyPlacement.co.uk , the National Placement and Internship Awards aim to recognise and reward those universities who contribute to excellence within the work placement and internship market. This year a record 300 entries and nominations were received.