Work Placements

Providing the experience you need, and the skills employers want

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Whether you have a specific career path in mind, want to keep your options open, or just fancy studying something that interests you, there's a world of choice at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Strong business partnerships and the university’s cutting-edge applied research activities help to ensure that our academic courses are developed and delivered in line with the needs of industry. These business links are also vital in ensuring students gain the best possible work placements during their degree programmes, where relevant.

Work placements not only provide valuable on-the-job experience, but also help you make industry contacts, build your CV and earn work references. Caledonian has a reputation for maintaining strong links with industry, which helps when it comes to placing students in companies.

The campus itself is geared towards providing students with real-life practical experience through facilities such as the Vision Centre, Virtual Hospital, Broadcasting Suite and Fashion Factory.

"...the most enjoyable element is when we go out on placement..."

christinesmall"I think the most enjoyable element is when we go out on placement with qualified nurses. It makes everything come together for me. The CSL labs on campus are also fantastic for practicing clinical skills and they really help you build your confidence before going out on placement."
- Christine, 3rd year student, BA(Hons) Nursing Studies