The job description sets a framework for the placement and the learning opportunities is presents.
I'm a firm believer that these opportunities are beneficial to both the student and the employer.
Some placements may involve a set project or task, others may require more flexibility due to the nature of the work. The most important thing about the job description is that it outlines
- What the placement involves, the nature of the work and what is expected of the student.
- What the student could gain from undertaking the placement.
- What the student can offer you in terms of skills, competencies and expertise.
A job description template is available for you to use, however, you may wish to use your own format.