Firstly, let us introduce you to the small but perfectly formed Placements team here at Bath Spa University:
Jamie Bradbury (Placements Manager) has been at Bath Spa for a combined total of eight years – spending four of them as a student and then three in the Careers and Enterprise team, working his way up from Placements Administrator. He’s a huge fan of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, and attends the London Film & Comic Con every year. In his role as Placements Manager it is his responsibility to engage with employers, academics and students to support placement modules as well as our own internal placement schemes. He is likely to pop up in seminars throughout the first term to provide you with the tools to find a placement and answer any questions you may have.
Ella Matthews (Placements Coordinator) has been with the Careers and Enterprise team for 10 months, and prior to this lived and worked in London. After relocating to Bath, she knew she wanted to work somewhere she had happy memories, and Bath Spa was the perfect choice: Ella graduated from here in 2011. She enjoys keeping fit, boring all her colleagues with tales of the gym and completed the Battle of Lansdown earlier in the year. As Placements Coordinator she supports Jamie with the work he does through the curriculum as well as being the first point of call for student queries. She holds drop-in twice a week in Steward’s Lodge.
Not only do we provide you with the groundwork to enable you to find your own placement we also run three paid (at least National Minimum Wage) schemes throughout the year that offer opportunities to second- and third-years, as well as recent graduates:
- Running from September, the Graduate Internship Programme provides three- or six-month roles to this year’s graduates. Previous roles have included Marketing, Publishing and Art.
- From November onwards, we have the Santander Internship Programme, which is open to this year’s graduates and those who have graduated within the past two years. These are opportunities working in small and medium-sized organisations. Last year we had opportunities with Sales Coaching Solutions, Natural Beverage Company and Somerset FA.
- Finally, we have the Summer Placement Scheme. Advertising from March for the following summer, these positions are open to second-and third-year students. We have six- to 12-week placements in a range of roles, from Psychology Research Assistant to Junior Motion Designer.
You can even find your own opportunity for us to part-fund if there is a specific company you want to work for. If this is something you’d like to consider, please get in contact.
Not only do we support various placement modules and our own internal schemes, but we also help run various events throughout the year. New for 2016 is the Careers & Opportunities Fair, Newton Park and Sion Hill networking events and a Placements Pop-Up! We will also still be running our regular ‘How to find a placement/internship’ workshops and Steward’s Lodge drop-in sessions. More information on these can be found on My Career.
You can contact the team by email or phone throughout the year on 01225 876638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.