Are students more likely to finish course with integrated learning placements?

Student work experience placements are quickly becoming a critical element of university strategies around the world to address the problem of student retention. Studies suggest 60-70% of students that do work placements end up with a job at one of the places they worked. A critical element of student engagement is alignment of academic study to future career.

A software software system for integrated learning placements (e.g. Service-Learning, Study Abroad, Internship, etc.) develops integrated institutional commitment around a generalized experiential education approach to address compelling issues of student employability post university and retention during university.

Student Employability Survey

Students say it is essential their university had business/industry links. 95%

Students say it is important to be provided with opportunities for placements. 92%

Of students have placements organised by their university 30%

Of students undertake work experience/placements 31%

[Source: NCUB Student Employability Index 2014]


How many students end up working at the place they did Work Experience?

Studies suggest 60-70% of students that do work placements end up with a job at one of the places they worked. Demonstrating this shows capabilities to deliver value to students and industry. If a student can be shown their career path and potential outcomes with the degree, the path to success becomes very visible.

Typically the greatest challenges are the administrative aspect of how to actively remain in contact with past students and how to collate the data in order to see the complete picture with further breakdowns. InPlace delivers this through an enterprise wide solution with single records of industry contacts, student history, CRM integration and a powerful survey and assessment tool with extensive one touch reporting.

The pathway to success

63% Students at one UK University found employment in their first job at one of the places they did placement.

Industry Collaboration

Delivering work ready students

Managing integrated learning placement programs is very difficult for universities due to the complexity of the various discipline based models and the management and reporting requirements associated with the process.

Core to a successful progam is developing relationships with employers, however the administration required to effectively run a program (without a business solution) can be so time consuming that there is often little time left for this integral function.

• InPlace significantly reduces the administrative burden freeing up coordinator time to build personal relationships.
• InPlace provides an improved and simplified process for the employer by minimising paperwork and automating tedious processe via an online interface.
• InPlace provides functionality to enable the coordinator to better manage and build relationships, through surveys, reports, campaigns, store details and reminders.

Linking academia to the workplace

1. Reduce administrative burden from staff
2. Simplify the employer process
3. Visibility across all actions
4. Everything can be done online
5. Right matched student for a better outcome


Placement organization and management is a tedious, error prone and time-consuming process.

The last thing you want is a system that makes it worse.

A university’s Placement Coordination Department undertakes the role of seeking opportunities, negotiating with employers/students, establishing agreements, arranging commencement and terms, allocating, managing and administration, reporting, payment and many other functions. Any process with that many moving parts will suffer from errors which can cause great inconvenience to all parties. Further administrative workload is passed on to agencies and students.

InPlace delivers a single university wide placement tool for end to end highly automated Placement Administration, to reduce reliance on individuals – minimise training requirements and decrease maintenance costs with one system to support.

Save 1000's hours

“The automated allocation tool alone will save us hundreds of hours every year whilst helping get an optimum match between students and placements.”
Joanne Cameron

Joanne Cameron

Faculty of Health Sciences, National Clinical Co-Ordinator, ACU