A survey by Pepsico has revealed that two thirds of employers prefer to recruit graduates who have completed an industry placement.
A placement year in a relevant industry is thought to make students more employable than those who do a straight university course.
Employers have said that graduates with industry experience had more insight into working in a team and were able to communicate professionally.
Only 7% of employers feel that gap years involving travelling are valuable experience Almost half of employers have said that a year’s industry placement is the most valuable form of work experience
Find out more about the value of placements and how you can find them through our Student Placements article.
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