BRILL FRC welcomes the opportunity to work with 3rd Level students and their respective College/ University in providing an opportunity for Work Placement/ Work Practice. Typically we work with Social Care, Community Development and/or Health Promotion Students but are open to other disciplines, dependant on relevance between the Course and Placement.
Looking for Placement can be stressful for students and it makes up a substansial part of your college course and learning in this area- Choose Wisely.
Do not ‘panic’ apply to places, just to secure a placement. Be strategic and demonstate this approach when you contact the Agency/ Organisation you are applying to.
Please note, a cut and paste, general ‘ can i do placement’ e mail from students is not received well. You need to approach the process as you would if you are applying for a job!
Research the Organisation/ Group you are applying to
What part of their Programmes are You interested in?
How does this connect to your Course and your placement Learning Aims?
Demonstrate you knowledge of the overall organisation as well as the Programme you want.
Your Application Process/ Interview needs to show focus, research and insight.
From an Organisational perspective, our main role is not taking on Work Placement Students. We are busy in our work and have full schedules. HOWEVER, we acknowledge that providing work experience is a crucial part of a students journey into Professionalism….. so please note all of the above in terms of your application, irregardless of where it goes to.
Convince the Agency/ Organisation, that you are worth the investment, Start Strong and really work for the placement.
The correct placement is always worth the effort.
Go to our website : www.brillfrc.ie
Look at our Projects and their work. If you find an area you like, go to their FB page and get more info.
Contact the specific project via E mail. In a Cover Letter, make a case, based on the advice above, as to why you are a suitable candidate for this. Please also attach a CV.
We will reply to all applicants.
If there is a place available, you will be invited to meet us for an informal view, where you will met with some members of the Organisation, to discuss your application further.
Best of luck!
NB please see Application Form below