Work Integrated learning (WIL): for Employers
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) offers employers the opportunity to work with the fresh ideas and enthusiasm of students from across a range of disciplines. In return, employers help students apply theories and concepts learned at university in the workplace, and to understand the expectations and demands of a professional environment. Our participating organisations help mentor the next generation of public relations and advertising staff, political staffers, journalists, graphic designers, architects, industrial and interior designers, and more.
You can offer an internship, mentor a project group or support a student employee in the workplace. To host a student or pitch a project idea contact us at FADengage@canberra.edu.au.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL), offers employers the opportunity to work with enthusiastic students from a range of disciplines.
Employers enable students to integrate theories learned in the classroom, into the workplace. WIL prepares students to understand the expectations and demands of a professional environment.
Each WIL program has different requirements for students and employers, basic principles include:
- UC supports students through workplace insurance and mentoring
- UC provides pre-placement guidance and support to students before they undertake an internship or placement
- Internships are unpaid if they are part of a course curricula; they can be paid under particular circumstances or in certain disciplines.
There are many benefits form partnering with us in WIL initiatives, including:
- Accessing enthusiastic and motivated students
- Accessing fresh and creative minds, to promote new ideas and encourage innovation
- Assistance in achieving your business outcomes
- Access to a talent pool of students for your future workforce
- Promotion of your organisation to the student body and wider University audience.
Industry engagement is encouraged across the University of Canberra at all levels. Find out more information on WIL types and opportunities through all UC Faculties.
|CAREERS UC & WIL|
The WIL Team in Careers UC can act as an intermediary between yourself and the students. We will determine your needs and locate the appropriate faculty program. Whether it be a placement, internship, project-based unit or other form of WIL. If you want to advertise an opportunity to UC students, Contact us.
Find more information on connecting with students for Career and employment opportunities.
|SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM- INTERNSHIPS|
Interested in offering a full time semester based paid internship to one of our top students? Participate in the University of Canberra's Knowledge Exchange Placement (KEP) Program. This is an internship and scholarship program that will enable you to:
The University of Canberra is committed to providing WIL and employment opportunities for students on the Bruce campus and through the multi-billion dollar campus development initiative. Find more information on student WIL opportunities on campus and information on how to get involved in the Jobs on Campus initiative.
Thinking about taking on an intern, or are you in the process of negotiating with a student? The below tools and information should help you. Contact the WIL Team if you need clarification or further information.
|BEFORE A STUDENT COMMENCES||Ensure the following has been organised, before a student commences:|
|PREPARING A STUDENT FOR THEIR INTERNSHIPS|
|WHILST THE STUDENT IS IN YOUR WORKPLACE|
During the workplace induction, ensure the student is provided an OH&S briefing including:
Please get in touch with the Unit Convenor if:
If you are an employer interested in offering employment opportunities to our students, please visit CareerHub for more information.