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The perceived value of work placements and part-time work and its diminution with time

Gbadamosi, Gbolahan; Evans, Carl; Jones, Katherine; Hickman, Mitchell; Rudley, Hannah

Authors

Gbolahan Gbadamosi

Carl Evans Carl.Evans@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Operations Management

Katherine Jones

Mitchell Hickman

Hannah Rudley



Abstract

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper explores the perceptions of degree students at two UK universities regarding their work placement and part-time working activities, to assess if the two activities converge. The research comprises three stages: interviews for preliminary exploration of students’ perceptions towards work placement and part-time work; interviews to examine how placement opportunities link with career aspirations; a survey of students who had completed a placement, and those currently on placement. Students acknowledged part-time working helped their placement activity, providing transferable skills beneficial to both study and career aspirations. A significant finding was with respect to time: the closer to the placement activity the data was collected, the stronger the impact of appreciating the value of placement. The paper therefore highlights the value of timing in the assessment of work placement. It also offers value for universities’ by providing insight into students’ perceptions regarding embedded external work activities that can enhance graduate employability and career prospects.

Citation

Gbadamosi, G., Evans, C., Jones, K., Hickman, M., & Rudley, H. (2019). The perceived value of work placements and part-time work and its diminution with time. Journal of Education and Work, 32(2), 196-214. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2019.1616282

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2019
Online Publication Date May 17, 2019
Publication Date Feb 17, 2019
Deposit Date May 20, 2019
Publicly Available Date Aug 18, 2020
Journal Journal of Education and Work
Print ISSN 1363-9080
Electronic ISSN 1469-9435
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 2
Pages 196-214
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2019.1616282
Keywords employability, placements, part-time work, careers
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/846826
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2019.1616282
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Education and Work on 17th May 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2019.1616282.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Journal of Education and Work. [Gbadamosi, G., Evans, C., Jones, K., Hickman, M., & Rudley, H. (2019). The perceived value of work placements and part-time work and its diminution with time. Journal of Education and Work, 32(2), 196-214. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2019.1616282]. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Journal of Education and Work. [Gbadamosi, G., Evans, C., Jones, K., Hickman, M., & Rudley, H. (2019). The perceived value of work placements and part-time work and its diminution with time. Journal of Education and Work, 32(2), 196-214. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2019.1616282]. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.





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