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Here we share useful advice for students applying for placements, including CV, cover letter and interview guidance, as well as other hints and tips to help you find your perfect placement.

We also have case studies from past placements, and guest posts from employers, students and academics alike. If you'd like to submit a guest post, please email info@e-placementscotland.com.

Case Study: Resilience Engine

Case Study: Resilience Engine

Tell us about your company The Resilience Engine, a startup business, soon to be floated out of its parent company, lifetimeswork, has enormously benefited from the successful placement of two internships through ScotlandIS. Both internships hav... read more

Case Studies

How to behave whilst you are on placement

How to behave whilst you are on placement

What is expected of you during your placement? Your placement is a professional experience that requires professional attitude and appropriate behaviour. For the duration of your placement, you are an employee and therefore will be expected to b... read more

Student Advice

Assessment Centres and Getting them right

Assessment Centres and getting them right

Assessment centres are becoming almost standard practice as part of the interview process for larger employers. It is important that you know what to expect if you are invited to attend one. Check out the great advise about Assessment centres th... read more

Student Advice

Should I use Linked In as a student?

Should I use Linked In as a student?

Should I use Linked In as a student? In short the answer is yes, however be mindful that it is not simply another social media platform. Linked In is a professional networking site and therefore you need to make sure that you are using it correc... read more

Student Advice

Conducting a successful Telephone interview

Conducting a successful Telephone interview

It is becoming more common for employers to offer telephone interviews particularly for summer placements where students may be studying in one location but choosing to work in a different location over the summer. Telephone interviews are a goo... read more

Student Advice

Application Forms - Are you doing them right?

Application Forms - Are you doing them right?

Application Forms and how to get them right It is not uncommon for employers to now ask you to complete an Application form instead of simply providing a CV and Cover Letter. It can be a scary thought to try and fill these with what can often se... read more

Student Advice

Why should I consider a placement?

Why should I consider a placement?

More and more employers are looking for experience as well as relevant qualifications when recruiting, even at graduate level and as such work placements have a hugely important part to play in your future employability. Let’s look at some of th... read more

Student Advice

Top 5 tips for finding a student placement

Top 5 tips for finding a student placement

Tip 1 You should start your search for a placement well ahead of when you are looking to start the placement itself. Some employers (particularly the larger organisations) can recruit up to a year in advance. Do your research know the companies ... read more

Student Advice

Not getting a placement?

Not getting a placement?

Read on for an insight into employer’s feedback on unsuccessful students. Feedback from Employers on CV's The reason many students were not short listed for interview was due to poor quality of CV's. Employers felt that: CVs in the main are not ... read more

Student Advice

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