University work placements a win-win for all involved

Friday 16 November 2018

Have you ever considered hosting a university work placement student?

With Charles Sturt University and La Trobe University on our doorstep, Border businesses have a valuable opportunity to host local students as part of their practical degree requirements.

Hosting a work placement student or intern is a win-win for both businesses and local students. While students gain critical practical experience in the industry of their study, businesses are provided with new ideas and resourcing to tackle one-off projects, in a cost effective manner.

Business Wodonga have successfully hosted students from both La Trobe and Charles Sturt University in the recent past.

“Hosting allows us to not only increase our capacity through extra help but provide the opportunity to local students for this skills and knowledge development.” Neil Aird, CEO Business Wodonga.

What are the benefits of hosting a work placement student?

  • Early access to potential talent for your business (without obligation)
  • Access to additional resources and skills
  • Injection of new ideas and fresh perspectives
  • Leadership and mentoring opportunities for your staff
  • A low-risk, flexible and affordable option when compared to other employment methods
  • Varied levels of commitment from 35 hours to 120 hours

Placement students are also ideal candidates to tackle small one-off projects that will provide meaningful outcomes to both the student and the business involved.

Hosting is a relatively straightforward process with insurance covered by the respective universities. Importantly, it provides businesses with the opportunity to build stronger relationships with our local tertiary education providers.

If you are interested in hosting a university student, visit the respective university websites below to register an opportunity and find further information.

Charles Sturt University - https://bjbs.csu.edu.au/workplace-learning/information-for-host-organisations

La Trobe University - https://www.latrobe.edu.au/students/opportunities/wil-placements/employers

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