Business and industry

Benefits to employers

Student at the library

Employers can derive great benefit from employing or hosting a student undertaking an internship or work placement:


Generating innovative solutions
Employers can engage with the next generation of students, who are at the cutting edge of research and practice. Students can bring a fresh and dynamic approach to developing solutions for your organisation's work tasks and projects.


Contributing to business outcomes
Students provide a cost effective resource to achieve project outcomes which contributes to the organisation's strategic objectives.


Minimal costs
Students are able to undertake projects that organisations may not have the resources to explore, particularly not-for-profits and small to medium enterprises. Internship and work placement opportunities often do not require payment at all.


Opportunity for staff professional development
Internship and work placement opportunities provides mentoring and supervision skills for staff wishing to develop staff management skills.


Increasing your organisation's profile
Offering internship and work placement opportunities raises the profile of your organisation with staff and students as an employer of choice. It can also contribute to succession planning and facilitate recruitment of future staff.

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30th September 2010