Wiltshire College, in association with Laval University in France, are looking for businesses willing to provide a work placement for a final year international business degree French student.
The students can be placed anywhere in the UK and join the firm from February to May 2015. Most of the students placed this last period were found to be a real benefit to their placement firm – especially when it came to using their linguistic skills and/or assisting with marketing tasks.
Recent success stories include a student who assisted with the marketing and promotion work for a small local firm another who quickly learnt how to assist with customer enquiries and process customs requirements; and another who carried out some market research of potential Spanish customers (and located additional overseas customers for their UK firm). Students have also assisted remarkably well at exhibitions and with general marketing and marketing research tasks.
These students are English speaking French nationals (some also speak other languages as well as French including Spanish, German and Russian) who are studying at Wiltshire College as part of the final ye* with Laval University, France. They are aged around 20-22 and are very competent and enthusiastic.
The placements are due to start Monday 2nd February 2015 and run through to Friday 15th May 2015 (14 weeks including Easter Break).
The key objectives of each placement can be discussed and developed with the student but the main purpose is to develop functional business skills in business, marketing or international trade on which to gain employment.
If you think you might like to take a student and would like to discuss this further please contact Bob Wheeler, Programme Leader HNC Business, 01249 465289