Vacancies on the Placement and Work Related Learning Task Group

21 July 2020

The AGCAS Placement and Work Related Learning Task Group is seeking to recruit three new members. 

About the group

The group currently comprises five full time members and meets three times a year to discuss a range of issues connected to supporting AGCAS members working with students, graduates, and employers in a wide range of work related learning opportunities. We are an active and enthusiastic group and are keen to welcome new members working in any role within a careers, placements or employability service who have an interest in work related learning and would be happy to contribute to any of the below activities as well as bring ideas of their own for research and output. 

Over the next couple of years, output from the group will include:

  • Inspiration Guides showcasing the work of a variety of institutions in the provision of work related learning
  • Research activity around placements and work related learning, we can elaborate on this upon request
  • AGCAS web content to showcase useful resources for careers, employability and placements staff engaged in placements and work related learning
  • Collaboration and consultations with external bodies to highlight projects, publications and initiatives
  • AGCAS training days as well as AGCAS Annual Conference provision including webinars, workshops and showcases as applicable

What we are looking for

We are looking for new members who will complement the existing knowledge base and experience within our Task Group and enable us to represent the diversity of member institutions. We are open to applications from those interested in all elements of the group's work, although we are particularly keen to hear from applicants with an interest in the following areas:

  1. Data informed approach to practice
  2. Research into work related learning
  3. Non-traditional work related learning practice
  4. Expertise around use of technology to support/enhance work related learning lifecycle
  5. Experience developing initiatives to tackle underrepresentation in work related learning activity in order to improve social mobility


Please feel free to contact the Chair of the Task Group Su Maynard with any questions you might have about the group or for an informal conversation. 

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of the group, please complete an application form and submit to by 17:00 on 17 August 2020.