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Placement opportunities

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Our students and graduates have achieved successful placements at many national and international recognised businesses. Here are just a few examples of where we have secured work experience placements:

  • Sainsburys
  • Ikea
  • BBC
  • The Theatre of Rome
  • Havelock, Ford
  • Heat Magazine
  • Tata Technologies 
  • Atlas Copco
  • Claire's Accessories
  • Sky
  • ING Bank
  • Herbert Art Gallery
  • Heritage and Culture Warwickshire
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Coventry City Council
  • Aardman Animations
  • Coventry City Football Club
  • Songlines Magazine
  • Visit Britain
  • Coventry Citizen Advice Bureau
  • Gist

Top tips for getting placements

  • Think outside the box and try to keep an open mind when exploring options.
  • Some sectors do not widely advertise placement opportunities and so this requires you to network and broker these opportunities for themselves.
  • Don’t overlook other careers you might be suitable for just because you think your degree restricts you to.
  • Contact The Talent Team to gain advice, guidance and help to write speculative applications, CV, cover letters and portfolios.
  • Look at your transferable skills, interests and strengths before choosing what type of work experience you wish to gain.
  • For creative CVs, create an outstanding skills based CV and present your best work in a portfolio.
  • Write an excellent cover letter relating to the placement you're applying to.
  • Follow-up all applications with either an email or phone call.
  • Apply, apply, apply!

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