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Micro-Placements - a way to develop your skills in the workplace

“It’s crazy how much experience you gain in such a short time”

“It gave me experience and I wouldn’t have my job now if it wasn’t for the Micro- Placement scheme

The Micro-Placement scheme offers paid opportunities that will enable you to take on real responsibility by working on live projects, or with services/facilities delivered within the University.

Please note you can complete only one Micro-Placement in an academic year, but you can apply again the following year.

Some Micro-Placements may be remote.

  • You will be a part of a selection process where you will receive constructive feedback.
  • You will gain experience that will allow you to stand out in applications.
  • You will develop your confidence and resilience.

Applications are currently closed, we hope to reopen from September 2022.

The Micro-Placements are flexible to fit in with your studies. Typically, you will work between 2 and 4 hours a week, for a maximum of 30 hours duration.  

These Micro-Placements are open to current University of Suffolk students studying in the following locations:  Ipswich, East Coast College, Suffolk New College, and West Suffolk College.

Information on how to apply for a Micro-Placement:

When applications open, read through our flyer (below) then send a CV and cover letter stating why you think you will benefit from a placement. Make sure you tell us about your skills and if you would like a Mentor as part of the placement. Please note you are only able to complete one Micro-Placement in an academic year.

Find out more: 

If you have any questions please contact Annabelle Richardson

Before you apply please see FutureMe for support with your CV and cover letter.

We are also able to offer one student a Micro-Placment as the winner of our Employability Skills Poster Competition. This has closed for 2022, but we'll update this when the next competition opens in the 22-23 academic year.