You will need to provide the appropriate level of support and work activities for the placement student to mature in the workplace. The student should be given activities to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical tasks. Since this can be an unfamiliar situation for the student, we recommend that a mentor is appointed during the placement.
Placement students can make a real contribution to the business. It is important that the student is given challenges to enrich their experience of industry. A student’s placement can be enhanced by experiencing a range of business functions. Towards the end of the placement, the student should be functioning as a key member of the team, working independently and using their initiative. At this point you will be required to participate in the assessment of the student by completing a student performance evaluation.