Business leaders and government representatives launch Swansea University School of Management work placement schemes

Swansea University School of Management unveiled its new work placement schemes at a gathering of business leaders from across the UK. Sponsored by AM Julie James and hosted at the Senedd in Cardiff, the event offered networking opportunities as well as information about the exciting new venture

A second launch event will be held in London’s Tower Bridge on 28th January.

The School of Management is one of the UKs leading providers of management, finance and economic research and education. From summer 2014, all undergraduate students will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of their degree.

As well as enhancing graduate employability and student experience, the introduction of work placements also forms part of the School’s strategy to form long lasting partnerships with businesses throughout the UK. Through these links, the School hopes to fundamentally change and improve the operation of business and management.

Nigel Piercy work placement scheme launch

Professor Nigel Piercy, Dean of the School of Management said: "The fantastic upward trajectory of our university, the voice of government, the positive experience of employers in this type of engagement, and the life-changing impact on students make a compelling case for work placement collaborations."

 

 

Juan Salguero

The Senedd event included presentations from the Vice Chancellor of Swansea University, AM Julie James and other School of Management staff.‌ One of Swansea’s existing business partners, DTR Medical also had the chance to present. Managing Director, Andrew Davidson, spoke about the success he has had with placement students from Swansea, going on to offer employment to the most successful. Finally, School of Management alumnus, Juan Salguero, told attendees about his marvellous success story following his placement at Swansea City FC where he is now employed as a graduate.

The School is now actively seeking placement opportunities for a summer 2014 start and hopes to have the majority of undergraduate students out on placement by 2016.

 For information about second launch event in London’s Tower Bridge on 28th January event or about the work placement schemes in general, please email somplacements@swansea.ac.uk or call 01792 295 177.

Picture: Professor Nigel Piercy, Dean of the School of Management, Swansea University speaking at the launch of the work placement schemes at the Senedd in Cardiff.

Picture: Juan Salguero with Andrew Davidson, MD of DTR Medical at the Senedd launch.