How we help universities and undergraduates

Universities are key to reaching undergraduates – after all that’s where they spend a lot of their time!

As the biggest advocates of work experience out there, at RateMyPlacement we are focused on educating students about the importance of placements and internships, meaning healthy relationship with universities is beneficial for all involved.

Who are we

RateMyPlacement.co.uk is here to help you engage with your students. Reviews provide the perfect peer-to-peer insight for undergraduates looking to undertake a placement or internship – and we have tens of thousands. We also have the largest database of opportunities in the UK for your students to pick from.

How can we help you?

We have shock statistics, reviews, advice and tips on how to get your undergraduates motivated when it comes to securing that all-important work experience. We want to work with you to ensure that all students have the tools available to secure themselves an amazing placement and / or internship. Sign up to our newsletter so you don’t miss out!

We’ll help your students engage with work experience more effectively. From guiding them through more than 30,000 student-written reviews – to help them make informed decisions – to advertising work experience roles with in excess of 300 of the nation’s top employers, your students will have secured the placement of their dreams in no time.

We have great advice on the website, from career focus articles, industry insights, tips on interview techniques and even case studies from previous placement students.

Link to us from your careers web pages or intranet to get started.

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For any enquiries about our products, company logos or how we can help your university, please contact us.

Who are the top employers?

With thousands of reviews and hundreds of companies on RateMyPlacement, it can be a tad tricky to work out who offers the best work experience opportunities. That’s why we do it for you.

RateMyPlacement’s top 100 undergraduate employers guide lists the organisations that run the absolute tiptop placement, internship and insight schemes in the UK, based on ratings provided by reviewers.

Your students just need to click on the link below to see the top 100 undergraduate employers.

View the top 100 employers

What advice can I give my students

We love to blog at RateMyPlacement because it gives us a chance to do something a bit different. Rather than being all uptight and stuffy – like a few other sites we won’t mention here! – we believe fun, humour and a dash of cheekiness make our content much more suitable for our target audience.

We provide top tips covering everything from CV and assessment centre advice to interview hints, to help your students shine, stand out and bag their dream placement or internship.

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#PlacementChat is an hour long Twitter event where students, recruiters and placement officers can get together to discuss anything and everything placement-related.

#PlacementChat is a fantastic opportunity where they can have their placement questions answered by experts, as well as having the opportunity to connect with recruiters including Barclays, Microsoft and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

#PlacementChat

How can I get my students excited?

We love nothing more than getting students as enthusiastic and excited about work experience as we are. Here at RMP Towers we are all exceptionally passionate about it and we want this enthusiasm to spread.

There is nothing better than getting ex-placement and internship students to talk to your undergraduates – they are fresh out of the work experience world and usually can’t wait to tell everyone how fantastic their placement was.

  • Use stats – students love cold, hard facts
  • Get third years to relay their placement experiences
  • Make examples relevant and up-to-date
  • Encourage talks from industry experts and recruiters
  • Refer them to RateMyPlacement!
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What resources we offer you

Placement presentation

Placement presentation

We have created a presentation especially for you to use.

Download it here (17MB) to present to your students and let them know all about the benefits of doing a placement, as well as top tips on how to bag a great placement.

Student talks

Campus Fair

If you would like us to attend a fair at your university or even do a presentation, please get in contact. We love to get students enthusiastic and passionate about placements, internships and insight schemes– just like we are! Work experience is so important, so let’s spread the word together.

The happiest students

Reviews

We’ve been taking a look at even more of our reviews – because frankly we just can’t get enough – and have compiled an infographic listing the happiest placement students by university.

Take a look at how you’re university fared in our list and feel free to contact us if you didn’t make our top ten!