Tuesday, 9 March 2010

The Hills. Work placement pays off

The Hills Shire Council is one organisation across the country using work-integrated learning programs to harness tertiary talent. Get fresh ideas and cut graduate recruitment costs. Civil engineering students are completing work placement programs as part of degree courses. Craig Kenny, council’s recruitment and workforce planning officer, said students from the University of Western Sydney and the University of Sydney were immersed in daily duties, including fieldwork, project management and meetings. He said the placement programs had long-term benefits for the council. “We have a very high rate of trainees that end up being employed with us,” he said in The Australian Financial Review.



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