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Top 5 tips for finding a student placement

29th Sep 2017

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 that you would like to work for and when they are recruiting.  

We have opportunities on the site already for summer 2018 placement opportunities.

Tip 2

Read the adverts properly before you apply make sure that your application does everything it is meant to.  All the adverts on e-Placement Scotland’s site have a How to Apply section which details what is needed for your application to be considered.

Tip 3

Always submit a cover letter as well as a CV even if it is not asked for – hints and tips on how to write a good cover letter can be found on our website here:

Tip 4

Keep your CV relevant to the position you are applying to more information on the best way to do that can be found here:

https://www.e-placementscotland.com/students/cv-advice.aspx

Tip 5

Don’t get disheartened if you don’t get the first placement you apply to.  It can be a lengthy and competitive process and it is important to take the time to ensure your applications are good. Keep trying, keep applying.

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