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What to wear depending on your workplace environment

  So you managed to secure your first placement! Yay! And you have also managed to find a flat that is only fifteen minutes away from your new office job! Double yay! You have noted your start date in your diary, your placement agreement is signed and you have already met your flatmates and they […]

How to write a good cover letter?

Cover letters are a very important part of your application process as it allows you to demonstrate your writing style and gives you an opportunity to expand on your skills, something that CV’s lacks as it is usually brief and simple.

Getting to know your new placement town

  Moving to a new town could be an exciting experience, but at the same time it can be rather stressful and even a bit scary to some, especially if it is your first time living on your own, moving to a completely new country and starting a placement in a few days or so. […]

10 Reasons to choose Manchester for your placement

This week we would like to introduce you to one of the UK’s most exciting cities. Manchester has grown massively the past few decades and today is one of the top locations to live in. We don’t know if it the people, the atmosphere or the tones of different activities but there is definitely something […]

Every ending has a new beginning…

It is a very special Friday here in the Placement UK Office because two of our students are leaving us and going back to their studies. They have been with us for twelve months; it should have been six but we just couldn’t let them go. They did an amazing job whilst they were here […]

How to find accommodation for your internship

In the previous blog post we have discussed how to deal with the experience of moving away from home, for the majority of you this would be moving to a different city, but for some of you this could mean moving away to a completely new country. We know this can be stressful, therefore we […]

Coping with moving away from home

So you’ve just accepted a position in a town located half an hour outside of Birmingham, you have no idea how you’re going to get there, how you’re going to deal with the 300 mile + journey between yourself and your family or what kind of weirdness the surrounding areas will offer you… no seriously […]

How to choose the “right” placement for you

Having trouble deciding what kind of internship to pursue? Whether you have to undertake an internship as part of your university course or simply just to improve your CV, it is vital to choose the internship that will personally benefit you. Your work experience does not necessarily mean that this will be your final destination […]

How To Make Friends In A Workplace

Entering a new workplace for your first day can be daunting, it’s a scary experience that can decide whether you make it or break it in your new position, first impressions are important and here are some tips on how to win over some of your peers. (These points would be for everybody, but obviously […]

10 Reasons to choose Birimingham for your placement

  Why is it that when someone mentions the UK, our minds immediately go to London? Yes, it is the capital and largest city in the country however there is so much more to this island in the north of Europe than just London. That is why we created ‘Top 10’ lists for big cities […]