Enhancing employability via placement: a longitudinal perspective

Geoff Williamson, Mike Mannion

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Placements provide students with knowledge and skills that are difficult to obtain in a university environment. The transition from graduate to employee can be harsh but a placement can enhance the ability of a potential graduate, lower the risk to an employer and employee, and provide an accelerated career path. Drawing upon 30 years of personal experience running industrial placements, this paper identifies key principles and practices of industrial placements as a mechanism for enhancing employability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing Student Employability: Higher Education and Workforce Development
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2005


  • student employability
  • student placements
  • industrial placements


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