Get Ahead Of The IT Crowd With A Paid Work Placement
Who can take part in an IT Wales placement?
To participate in the IT Wales Placement scheme, you must have an address in Wales and either be studying at a higher education institution, or be a graduate wishing to develop your career in Wales.
If you are currently a student, you must be a citizen of an EU or EEA country (or Switzerland) and you have successfully completed your first year of study. Graduates living in Wales are also eligible, but citizens of non-EU / EAA countries are required to have been granted a Visa (which is not a student visa) that gives the right to stay in the UK, take up full time employment, and has at least 6 months remaining on the Visa.
For further information on eligibility - please click here.
What is an IT Wales work placement?
IT Wales has been running the placement programme in partnership with Go Wales, throughout Wales, since 1993. We offer students and graduates the chance to gain paid, project-based IT work experience across Wales. Our placements are proven to make you more employable. 65% of placements resulted in permanent or extended employment with the host company (Go Wales statistics 2011).
What does an IT Wales placement involve?
Students and graduates are employed by local large and small companies.
Placements last between 6-10 weeks and are IT / computing project based.
Placements are paid at a minimum of £250 per week.
You get excellent quality work experience to add to your CV.
It provides an opportunity to also develop non-technical skills that graduate recruiters are looking for.
Many placements lead to further work with the hosting company. (65% of placements resulted in permanent or extended employment with the host company).
You complete a work-based qualification to develop your business and personal skills.
How do I apply?
1. Complete the On-line IT Wales application form - please click here.
Placements are advertised on the Go Wales website - which you can view and apply on-line.
IT Wales short-lists candidates and sends CVs to the organisation hosting the placement.
The employer chooses who to interview and ultimately employ - and agrees a start date with the candidate.
At the start of the placement, you will receive an induction visit from an IT Wales placement coordinator - who will maintain contact with you throughout the placement, to answer any queries and ensure you get the most out of the placement.
Throughout the placement, you will work towards a work-based qualification - the 'Professional Development Award'.
For further information, please contact: Liz 01792 606658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for a non IT-related project we suggest you visit GoWales.
If you are looking for a placement outside Wales visit STEP www.step.org.uk
Are you looking for a job and currently unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week?
If you are a graduate 24 years old or under: Jobs Growth Wales Graduates offers job-ready young people six months’ worth of paid work experience.