Work placement is a partnership between DIT, the student, and the organisation. The student benefits from the experience through applying in a real-life context the technical skills and knowledge they have learned throughout the degree, as well as experiencing first-hand the operation of an organisation within the relevant industry, under the direction of an industry supervisor who will oversee their training.
- having an additional full-time worker who has both practical experience and theoretical knowledge of the subjects underpinning the industry
- access to a pool of soon-to-be graduates, with the opportunity to form a relationship, train and assess them for ‘fit’ within the organisation ethos
- offering employment, or a position within a graduate programme
- enhanced professional development of organisation staff who mentor a trainee
- an ambassador for the company when the student shares work placement experiences with their peers
You will be provided with the opportunity to advertise a position to our students, and to vet the applicants yourself.
We have 15 years experience of work-placement and many of our students have found employment with our placement hosts upon graduation. We have a robust support system underpinning the work- placement component of our programmes. The coordinator will work with the host organisation to provide the best training and experience for our students while providing a meaningful contribution to the operation of the host organisation.
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Student payment is at the discretion of the company, and DIT encourages a contribution towards expenses as a minimum. There is no set rate for payment, and the company can contact the relevant industry placement coordinator to discuss this. All placements of six months or over must be paid.
All students sign up to a Code of Conduct and will be visited by a DIT staff member.