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Getting a Student Placement

Our comprehensive guide to work experience for Placement Officers

WHO are we..? is here to help you engage with your students. Reviews provide the perfect peer-to-peer insight for your students looking to undertake a placement or internship. We also have the largest database of opportunities in the UK for them to choose from.

"The reviews on RateMyPlacement are an excellent resource for my students, they help my students to decide which placement is right for them through the honest, frank and insightful reviews. RMP is an invaluable resource!"

Emily Timson, Business Placements Manager, University of York

We’ve collated all you need to know into one easy to read page. Here are the sections:

How can we help you..?

We have shock statistics, reviews, advice and tips on how to get your students motivated when it comes to securing that all-important work experience. We want to work with you to ensure that all students have the tools available to secure themselves an amazing placement and / or internship. Sign up to our newsletter.

We’ll help your students engage with work experience! By guiding them through over 20,000 student written reviews to help them make informed decisions to advertising work experience roles with over 300 of the nation’s top employers your students will have secured the placement of their dreams in no time! Link to us from your careers web pages or intranet to get started, there’s loads of advice available too!

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For any enquiries about our products, company logos or how we can help your university, please contact us.

…application advice

All students need advice, even though they might not want to ask! We have excellent advice sections on our website that are easily accessible. Click below for our comprehensive advice sections.

Our Application Advice


We can provide presentations for you to use, collateral such as our unique student publication, ‘Top Undergraduate Employers Guide’. We’ll be adding advice all year round so remember to keep checking back for more information.

Resource Guides


What can I do to motivate my students?

Shock Tactics..!

"In Investment banking up to 71% of vacancies are filled by graduates who have already worked for the employer."

High Fliers Report 2012

More Shocking Stats

Money Talks…

"There can be as much as £7,000 gap in salary between a graduate with work experience and a graduate without any experience whatsoever!"

High Fliers Report 2012

More Salary Stats

WHO are the top employers?


Getting a Student Placement

Take a look through over 20,000 student-written

reviews to build up knowledge!

National Undergraduate Employability Awards…

Our Awards

Check out the nominations for our annual awards to celebrate

the outstanding achievements of universities, students and employers.

WHAT advice can I give my students?

A student placement enhances your career

Advice From Our Blog

We love to blog at RateMyPlacement! It gives us an opportunity to be creative! We take this opportunity to give advice to students in an informal and fun way.

We provide top tips with CV advice, assessment centre advice and interview advice to help your students to shine and stand out and bag their dream placement!

A student placement gives you practical experience


#PlacementChat is an hour long twitter party where students, recruiters and placement officers can come together to discuss anything and everything placement related.

For a student, #PlacementChat is a fantastic opportunity where they can have their placement questions answered by the experts as well as having the opportunity to connect with recruiters including Barclays, Microsoft and Enterprise Rent-A-Car!

A student placement builds your network


Infographics are a great way of putting stats into context and bringing them to life! We love creating exciting content from the wealth of data we have available here at RateMyPlacement. From average salaries to what students think of the local area, our reviews provide invaluable insights into what it’s really like to undertake work experience. Let us show you how the world of undergraduate employment is developing!

Click the image above to see the info-graphics we’ve created so far.

Who could my students work for?

    • Best Placement Company
    • Best Placement Company
    • Best Company for Placements

We have placements available for students studying a wide range of degrees. The most popular sectors for placement years are banking, finance, retail, accountancy, engineering and IT. However, there really are placements available in most industries with a large variety of roles. Becoming more popular are a variety of roles such as business management, marketing and HR.

Most placements will give you a great insight into what a graduate scheme will be like within that organisation or industry. They are an amazing way of your students finding out what they may (or may not) want to do when they graduate. It is also a fantastic way for your students to be in the best position possible for when they graduate.

The Top Employers

Our Current Vacancies

How can I get my students excited?

We love nothing more than getting students enthusiastic about work experience. Here at RMP headquarters we are all exceptionally passionate about it and we want this enthusiasm to spread!

  • Use stats – students love the cold, hard facts!
  • Get third years to relay their placement experiences
  • Make examples relevant and up-to-date
  • Encourage talks from industry experts and recruiters

There is nothing better than getting ex-placement students to talk to your students, they are fresh out of the placement world and usually they can’t wait to tell everyone how fantastic their placement was!

Read Our Guest Bloggers’ Experiences

What resources can we offer you?

A student placement enhances your career

Placement Prezi!

We have created a presentation especially for you to use!

Download it here to present to your students and let them know about the benefits of doing a placement as well as top tips on how to bag a top placement!

A student placement gives you practical experience

Top Employers Guide

Our Top Employers Guide is based on our student written reviews, every year we take into account the reviews and this forms our publication, ‘The Top Undergraduate Employers Guide.’ We can send you copies of our guide to give to your students and there is an online version which you can view here here.

A student placement builds your network

Student Talks

If you would like us to attend a fair at your university or come to do a presentation, please get in contact! We love to get students enthusiastic and passionate about placements – just like we are! Work experience is so important, so let’s spread the word!

A student placement enhances your career

The Happiest Students

We’ve been taking a look at even more or our reviews, we just can’t get enough, and have put together a infographic of the happiest placement students by university.

Take a look at how you’re uni got on in our list and feel free to contact us if you’re uni didn’t make our Top 10!

Check out the infographic here

A student placement enhances your career

How Have You Faired?

We’ve been delving into our 15,000 reviews and we have compiled the first table of its kind, showing you the top 20 universities based on the number of reviews written on RateMyPlacement since 2006, when we began.

Congratulations! We couldn’t do it without you and your review promotion. If you’re not on this table let us know and we’ll tell you how you faired out of all our universities!

Check out the table here

Everything you need to know about Twitter

We are sure you have heard people promoting the use of Twitter as a tool to engage students, but what if you have no idea what it is? Together with Kath Foot, the Cardiff Award Manager we have pulled together the ultimate guide for anyone starting out on Twitter. Have a read and find out how to sign up, what to Tweet and all the essential Twitter slang to make you a terrific Tweeter!

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