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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

"I enjoyed the Micro-Placement a lot and can safely say that it was the highlight of my first year"

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. If previously you have been unsuccessful in gaining a Micro-Placement - don’t be put off please try again.

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
  • Towards the end of your placement you will be required to attend a mandatory 30-minute careers guidance meeting to reflect on your experience, what you have developed, and how this can be presented to future employers.

Applications open 8th - 28th May for summer Micro-Placements.

The Micro-Placements are flexible to fit in with your studies. Typically, you could 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, check  FutureMe  for  the job descriptions (search for Micro-Placement or University of Suffolk.)  Read through our flyer (below) to find out about the types of previous Micro-Placements. Email your 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.

Before you apply please see FutureMe for support with your CV and cover letter - your CV and cover letter will form part of the decision making process.  All applicants are guaranteed an interview. 

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If you have any questions please contact Annabelle Richardson