WORK07008 2016 Work Placement

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement
Transcript Title
Work Placement
N/A %
Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
15 - 15 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Jimmy Treacy
Programme Membership
SG_BEMBE_G07 201600 Bachelor of Business in Embedded award of BB Ab-initio L8 SG_BBUSI_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business L8 (Ab-initio)

The primary objective of the work placement is to provide the student with broader skills and knowledge of the working environment. Furthermore, it will allow the learner, during a minimum of 15 weeks placement, an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations and to enhance the student's awareness of the working environment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Plan for work practice


Design resume and identify work opportunities



Communicate in written and verbal formats


Relate relevant theory to a work environment


Review career choices in the light of their own aspirations, experience,

abilities and available options


Use prior learning in a work environment or in a work related project


Evaluate work experience as a key aspect of personal development in the form of a reflective journal


Complete a report reflecting on work activities

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A combination of workshops, lectures and one to one sessions

Module Assessment Strategies

On going completion of a reflective journal

Final report completed at end of placement (minimum 20 pages)

Assessment on a pass /fail basis

Repeat Assessments

Repeat placement will completed the following year

Indicative Syllabus

Syllabus Content - Work Placement Procedures:

The Institute's supervisors will take an active role in ensuring that all students will be successful in procuring work placements.  The students may wish to obtain their own placement and this will be acceptable provided the Institute's supervisors are satisfied that the particular work placement meets the learning objectives. An alternative to the placement is the completion of a large project based on an analysis of an organisation.

Work Placement Preparation         

Set out targets for placement procurement

Design an appropriate curriculum vitae

Write covering letters

Examine the application process

Identify appropriate work insurance

Discuss placement experience of past students

Attend placement presentations of former placees

Examine module assessment procedures

Conduct mock interviews

Assess possibility of working abroad

Recognise possible health implications / requirements of working abroad

Identify work and health insurance requirements if working abroad

Recognise possible financial constraints

Evaluate necessary work visas /permits

Recognise professionalism in customer care

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Preparation for placement Continuous Assessment Interview 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Performance Evaluation Appraisal from supervisor Continuous Assessment Assessment 25 % Week 33 3,4,5,6
3 Performance Evaluation Moodle interim report Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 5 3,4,5,6
4 Written Report Continuous Assessment Project 50 % Week 33 7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Not Specified Student Contact Per Student 0.125 Weekly 0.12
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.12 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-08-11 Business Internships
ISBN 1435790162 ISBN-13 9781435790162

This book can be used as the text for an internship course book or as a "how to" manual for anyone wanting to setup a successful internship experience. Whether you are looking to land a great internship or already have an internship and want to increase the odds that it will be an excellent learning experience, this book can help. The content of the book is based on the experiences of Michael P. Griffin, Internship Director and Accounting Professor at the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Recommended Reading
2006-03-01 The Intern Files: How to Get, Keep, and Make the Most of Your Internship Gallery Books
ISBN 1416909214 ISBN-13 9781416909217

In today's highly competitive job market, an internship at the right company can be the first step to building a career. But how do you get the gig of your dreams? And once in the door, how do you figure out what to wear, whether it's okay to hook up with a coworker, and how to suck it up when you're smarter than your boss?

Recommended Reading
2015-04-21 The Ultimate Guide to Internships: 100 Steps to Get a Great Internship and Thrive in It Allworth Press
ISBN 1621534383 ISBN-13 9781621534389

Discover the seminal book on turning your internship experience into a career-building launchpad for your future. Author Eric Woodard, who got his start as a star intern in the White House, has mentored hundreds of interns as they transition in their careers to something bigger and better. In these pages he lays out the basics of the internship game, the questions to ask when applying, and the best courses of action for turning an internship into a desirable career. Whether youre still in school, looking for a job after college, or this is your third career change, The Ultimate Guide to Internships will give you excellent professional guidance on getting to the next level, expertly covering such topics as:

Identifying internships that will serve your personal career goals
Distinguishing yourself as an applicant
Knowing what to expect on the job
Impressing your employer and superiors
Networking effectively in the work environment
Preparing yourself for any obstacles
Transitioning to a full-time job
And many more!

Told with humor and honesty, Erics advice always focuses on how to make the most of your position, be your best self, exceed others expectations, and proudly stand out as the best intern in the office. For anyone who is ready to start their dream career, let The Ultimate Guide to Internships be your handbook as you begin your journey forward, one step at a time.

Recommended Reading
2012-01-03 All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience Ten Speed Press
ISBN 1607741687 ISBN-13 9781607741688

Land Killer Internshipsand Make the Most of Them!

These days, a college resume without internship experience is considered naked. Indeed, statistics show that internship experience leads to more job offers with higher salariesand in this tough economy, college grads need all the help they can get.

Enter Lauren Berger, internships expert and CEO of Intern Queen, Inc., whose comprehensive guide reveals insider secrets to scoring the perfect internship, building invaluable connections, boosting transferable skills, and ultimately moving toward your dream career. Shell show you how to:
Discover the best internship opportunities, from big companies to virtual internships
Write effective resumes and cover letters
Nail phone, Skype, and in-person interviews
Know your rights as an intern
Use social networking to your advantage
Network like a pro
Impress your boss
Get solid letters of recommendation
Turn internships into job opportunities
With exercises, examples, and a go-getter attitude, this next-generation internship manual provides all the cutting-edge information students and recent grads will need to get a competitive edge in the job market. So what are you waiting for?

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
Michael Griffin, 2011 Business Internships
ISBN-10 1435790162, ISBN-13 9781435790162

Jamie Fedorko, 2006 The Intern Files: How to Get, Keep, and Make the Most of Your Internship Gallery Books
ISBN-10 1416909214, ISBN-13 9781416909217
Eric Woodard, 2015 The Ultimate Guide to Internships: 100 Steps to Get a Great Internship and Thrive in It Allworth Press
ISBN-10 1621534383, ISBN-13 9781621534389

Lauren Berger, 2012 All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience Ten Speed Press
ISBN-10 1607741687, ISBN-13 9781607741688

URL Resources (England) [also covers Europe] Europe Worldwide

Other Resources



Additional Information

Placement Advisor: Jimmy Treacy