Tikit to Success – Why the Placement Scheme Works for Us
In today’s fast-paced job market it is more important than ever for University graduates to gain valuable, real work experience and practical skills. A placement term is the ideal method of applying these skills in the workplace. But it’s good for employers too.
It’s a great opportunity for employers to retain the talent they invested in during the placement term. After graduation, the company may choose to offer their previous placement student a permanent position, saving time and money on recruitment and training fees.
According to research carried out by highfliers.co.uk, 32% of entry-level positions are expected to be filled by graduates who have already worked for the organisation. In addition, over a third of recruiters said that graduates with no previous work experience are unlikely to be successful in receiving a job offer for their graduate programmes.
For almost 10 years we have worked in partnership with the University of Portsmouth to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience in the legal software industry.
This year we have offered three more students an opportunity to work with us over the next 12 months. Two will be working in our Applications Support team whilst the third will be taking a role in Business Support Administration. They will be working with Tikit’s software portfolio including Partner for Windows (P4W), Carpe Diem, eMarketing, Template Management System (TMS).
Tikit has a strong history of success with our Placement Programme. We began in 2008 with just one student. He has since gone on to become Tikit’s Specialist Support Manager. We’ve got a high return rate for our placement students, with majority coming back to work for us after graduating.
Our placement students for 2017/2018 are:
Bonnie is studying BSc (Hons) Mathematics. At University you’ll usually see her armed with a calculator but during her time at Tikit she will be looking to focus on developing her business skills. In her spare time, Bonnie enjoys attending Pole Fitness classes and is a member of the university society.
Rubie studies BSc (Hons) Software Engineering. Originally from Nigeria, Rubie is involved in running a non-profit organisation called FOCH Woman, created to empower and inspire women. Rubie also finds time to be an International Student Ambassador at the University of Portsmouth. Rubie will be joining the team in October 2017.
Tom currently studies BSc (Hons) Computer Networks. Tom hails from Sheffield and developed his interest in computers and networks from a young age. He has previously volunteered with Age UK and is an active member of the IT Society and Paintballing Society at university.
Bonnie, Rubie & Tom will be working at Tikit for the next year. We hope they enjoy their time here and gain some hands on experience, as well as valuable knowledge they will need for the future.