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Why take part in Work Based Learning?

Now more than ever, it’s important to gain experience in your chosen field that aligns with your career aspirations. With support from the Careers team, a diverse range of dynamic opportunities will kick-start your professional journey and allow you to stand out to prospective employers as you continue your studies.

Student Success Stories

Headshot of Faith Wood

I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at Randstad. I immersed myself in the professional work environment, which I believe allowed me to develop in personal and professional aspects. The placement has enabled me to create friendships and connections that I would never have made without this opportunity.

Faith Wood

BSc (Hons) Business & Management

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Headshot of WIlliam Mitten

Deciding to complete a placement in my final year greatly aided my studies with first-hand practical experience. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to learn more about Port/Ship Agency; without this placement, I wouldn’t have gained invaluable industry knowledge.

William Mitten

BSc (Hons) Business & Management with Logistics and Supply

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Headshot of Bethany Struszkowski

The experience at my work placement was eye-opening and created career opportunities I had not contemplated before. After having a break from enrichment activities during the pandemic, the placement helped me to get back into the work environment, providing current experience for my CV.

Bethany Struszkowski

BA (Hons) Criminology

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What does Work Based Learning involve?

EHU Students' Union Non-Academic Support Staff award

Our Employability Adviser, Jess Gallagher, won the Non-Academic Support Staff Award in the Student Led Staff Awards, 2023. The award acknowledges Jess’ dedication to supporting our students on their professional journey.

I’m finding it hard to put into words how amazing it is to be nominated for the Student-Led Award, let alone win it! Thank you to the fantastic students and staff that I work with across the Business School and the School of Law, Criminology and Professional Policing. Thank you to my team, who are such dedicated and hard-working individuals, your continued support in this role is invaluable.

Jess Gallagher, Employability Adviser