Benefits of working with our students
Every year, hundreds of organisations across Australia benefit by working with Swinburne students. Here’s why.
Placements and internships not only provide enriched learning experiences for students but also bring many benefits to the organisations that take them on.
5 reasons to work with our students
Fresh skills and outlook
Students can bring new perspectives, skills, talent and enthusiasm to your business. They can also bring fresh insights from the perspective of a younger audience and be a cost-effective way of gaining innovative solutions.
Placements can provide an excellent way to discover graduate talent. In the past, many organisations have offered students permanent positions after graduation. It can also be a great way to test out potential future employees.
Employer brand promotion
Hosting a Swinburne student will expose you to many of our educational and business networks, helping you to become an employer-of-choice. You’ll also have opportunities to attend career events, host guest lectures and speak one-on-one with our students.
Placement programs can give your staff the opportunity to mentor students and grow their leadership skills. They may also pick up some of the fresh enthusiasm from their new colleagues!
Supports social responsibility agenda
Hosting placement students can help support your organisation's efforts to improve social wellbeing and give back to your wider community.
Steve Martinuzzo describes how placement students integrate with the workplace and transform into potential long-term employees.
Rural Northwest Health
Dr Kaye Knight describes the unique work experiences that students receive at RNH.
City of Yarra
Peter Moran describes the civil engineer professional placement program at the City of Yarra.
Jarrod Mitchell explains how the professional placements program is developing the next generation of engineers.
Browse some of our industry partners that benefit from hosting students through work placements or internships.
"The hospital has had a 30-year relationship with Swinburne’s Professional Placements, so it’s been an enormously successful program.
For our staff the benefits are many, we are able to train these people up to give them hands-on experience. And the students allow us to provide a service to children more often."
Dr Liam Welsh, PhD CRFS, Senior Respiratory Scientist , Respiratory Laboratory Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Professional placements at Melbourne Water
The Swinburne Advantage gives our students authentic workplace experiences. Watch the video to hear from our partners at Melbourne Water and a professional placement student about the benefits of the program.
"I wanted to definitely work with children so I’m very fortunate to have gained this placement based at the Royal Children’s Hospital. My role in this placement is to provide healthcare to the children that come in. I see kids every day, and just knowing that I’ve made even the tiniest difference in their health is really good."
Aleasha , studying Biomedical Science at Swinburne
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Learn how you can work with our students
Whether it’s through our placements and internship programs, apprenticeships and traineeships, or by employing a student directly, there are many ways you can work with our talented students and graduates. Contact the work integrated learning team on +61 3 9214 4577 or via the link below.