Placement – Commercial Partnerships 15h per week, 2 roles

Gain professional experience – Build your knowledge and confidence in the real world of work - Doing a work placement is a fantastic way to learn about the professional world. It will build your confidence and look great on your CV. Employers look for it, so it will give you the edge when it’s time to start your career and it can lead to job offers in the future.  

This micro-placement is available to 2nd or 3rd year students who may not have had relevant work experience related to their studies.  

The placement will be based within Solent University for the equivalent of 2 days (15 hours) a week (7.5 hours per day) for up to 10 weeks.  

There are two available positions for this role.  

You will need to register with Campus Jobs if you are successful at the interview.  

Students may wish to use this placement towards a placement requirement of their course or outside of their course.  

I’m interested, can and how do I apply?  

The placement is only available to Solent undergraduates who meet the following criteria:  

  • Studying towards a Bachelor’s degree at Solent University  
  • Studying towards their 2nd or 3rd year 
  • Have not taken part in the Micro –placement scheme June – July 2018   
  • Have no work experience in a professional office environment  related to their studies  
  • Students holding a visa will need to check their Biometrics Residence Card (BRP) for work conditions.  

If you are unsure if you meet the criteria above, please e-mail .  

To apply please complete the attached application form and attach it after you click the ‘Apply’ button of this advert.  Applicants who don’t complete the application form will not be considered for this post. You may apply for up to three roles part of this placement scheme. If you apply for more than three roles, we will only consider you application for the first three roles you have applied.  

About the role  

The successful candidates will provide support to the Commercial Partnerships team across a wide range of business engagement activities, that raise the profile of Solent University in the business community

The successful candidates will also increase recruitment in Higher Degree Apprenticeships, income generation and sponsorships,  and employability opportunities for our students and graduates. 


  • Assist with Higher Degree Apprenticeship activities – events, admissions, business-to-business meetings, social media and marketing campaigns 
  • Support business-to-business events that can generate income and sponsorship opportunities, student and graduate employability and research
  • Support social media and marketing activities
  • Undertake a research project to identify new product opportunities for Higher Degree Apprenticeships, full-cost provision, and sponsorships
  • Assist in creating a repository of information to support tendering opportunities – Solent University - good news stories, Awards, NSS and DLHE outcomes 
  • Liaise with other individuals and teams across the University to progress tasks and projects
  • Demonstrate the University’s values of respect, ownership, integrity, engagement, inclusivity and team work  
  • Ensuring accurate input of data into university systems including the appropriate  handling of data in accordance with established University policies and procedures 

About You

  • Good working knowledge of software packages such as Microsoft Office  
  • Knowledge and understanding of using social media   
  • Ability to demonstrate a good understanding of business engagement activities that support the recruitment of Higher Degree Apprenticeships and wider employability   
  • Working to deadlines  
  • Team working  
  • Good administrative and organisational skills   
  • Good written and verbal communication skills  
  • Ability to multi-task  
  • Timings of the scheme  

Timings of the scheme

Please apply by midnight of Sunday 18 November. Interviews will take place between 28 November and 7 December.  

You will need to be available to attend an on boarding (induction) for this placement on Wednesday 9 January, 2018, which will take place at Solent University. 

Solent Futures can support you   

Solent Futures, Solent University’s employability and enterprise service advises that you ensure your application is the best it can be before you submit it. Look at our online guide or email for feedback. You might want to visit us in RM 001 11am – 4pm to get your application checked and, if you are invited for interview, to arrange for a mock interview.    

Location: Southampton

Salary: £8.25 per hour

Posted: 09/11/2018

Closes: 18/11/2018

Contract Type: Temporary, Work Placement, 0-3 months, Jobs on campus

Hours: Part Time, Flexible

About Campus Jobs

Campus Jobs is the University’s student recruitment service for opportunities on campus. There are a great variety of jobs, from administration to manual work, in the library, helping at events, in finance, marketing and media resources.

Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.

If you are already working elsewhere at the time of starting a Campus Job, please notify your line manager and email immediately.

For more information about working on campus please look on the Solent Portal.