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Feedback from the Placement Supervisor (and BU BAPR Alum) – Niall Malone at The Football Foundation

 How long have you been accepting placement students from BU, and how many do you usually employ each year? The Football Foundation’s placement year scheme started in 2010 and since then the organisation has recruited several BU grads. 2.    What sort of roles are available at your company as placements? The Football Foundation’s Communications Team… Read more »

How I found my sandwich placement – James Thompson on BA Advertising

MY PLACEMENT & 5 TIPS TO FINALLY GETTING A PLACEMENT IF YOU ARE FINDING IT IMPOSSIBLE Initially when I started looking for my placement back in December 2014, I was sending out generic emails that showed no personality – likewise on my CV, just grades and irrelevant work experience. This then led to a situation… Read more »

Polly Harris-Saunders, advertising student on placement at Wunderman in Singapore

Placement Job Title – Account Coordinator Good things don’t come easy… well that’s what I kept telling myself. As 75% of my peers had secured a placement, I was determined to do something that excited me, rather than just confirming something so that I could stop thinking and stressing about getting a placement in time…. Read more »

Placement Pals to the rescue!

Aimed to support second year CMC students currently applying for their sandwich placement experience for next year, selected final year students have been chosen as this year’s group of 2015-16 Placement Pals. After attending a training session delivered by the Placement Development Advisors and Programme Leaders, they are now working with their designated seminar groups… Read more »

PR student Ieva Severinaite on sandwich placement at Airbus

I joined the PR course at BU as an international student from Lithuania eager to make the most of the opportunities that a degree in the UK offers. During my placement year I was lucky enough to work as the Internal Communication and Community Engagement Intern at Airbus in the UK. My role included anything… Read more »

CMC placement adviser presents at international conference

CMC’s Placement Development Adviser Vianna Renaud presented at an international conference on work-based and placement learning in September. Below she shares her experience at the conference and talks about her work on last year’s successful placement and employability event for the PR degree. Vianna Renaud, Placement Development Advisor, Faculty of Media and Communication Last month,… Read more »

Melody Duarte on sandwich placement with Qatar Airways in Zurich Switzerland

Course & Home Country A few years ago I was a 2nd-year student in Marketing Communications seeking a work placement, preferably at an international company and abroad. Before coming to Bournemouth University, I had always lived in Switzerland, my home country, more precisely in the French area near the city of Lausanne. I like a… Read more »

Nicola Barnes, sandwich marketing placement at Grapevine Digital

Course – BA Marketing Placement Job Title and Company – PR and Marketing Assistant at Grapevine Digital Describe your role and responsibilities The role was really varied and I was able to get involved in the majority of campaigns that Grapevine worked on throughout the year, contributing to different parts. I also found that my… Read more »