We here, at Quadrant2Design, have a very strong and successful relationship with Bournemouth University and their placements team. Work placements allow students to get hands-on, first-hand experience within an industry. This experience is vital in today’s society, as the majority of employers require industry experience when offering employment. By offering sandwich course placements of 40 weeks at Quadrant2Design, we are not only giving students the chance to gain a hand-on year in industry, allowing them to see what a face-paced working environment in their chosen sector is really like, but we are also working with some of the brightest and most creative, young minds this country has to offer. Being a smaller company, we have the chance to offer one on one support, and give our new staff meaningful tasks, working directly with clients and creating exhibition stands for huge shows, all around the world.
Many of our 40 week placement students do come back to us once they have graduated.
“Quadrant2Design allowed me to learn more about the way companies in the design sector operate and gave me an understanding to the career I was going in to. Being offered a full time job, once I had finished my degree, was a fantastic finish to a brilliant, and insightful year.”
University is a wonderful chance for students to learn the theoretical side of a course, giving them in-depth knowledge in their chosen field. However, a sandwich year allows them to put that knowledge into action and gain some industry recognition.