Student Placements

If you are a student at a local college or university you may be able to do a student placement with us. Placements can last from 12 weeks to 12 months and may be for work experience or an accredited part of your course. Most of our students volunteer on the Adviceline but placements in other teams may be available.

Student Placements are organized between the college or university and Citizens Advice Staffordshire North and Stoke on Trent. If you would like to take up a student placement, you need to contact your college to find out if this is something that is available on your course.

If your college does not offer a student placement with us, you can still volunteer in the usual way, but we would expect you to commit to volunteer with us for a minimum of 12 months.

Colleges interested in organizing a new student placement scheme, can contact us on 01782 408638 or to discuss practical arrangements and fees.

Keele University Law Students

Keele University students studying Law have the option to do a half-day per week, semester long placement with us in their third year, as an accredited part of their degree. The placement consists of some classroom training at the University followed by observations and self-study leading to several weeks’ practical work as an Initial Adviser on our local Adviceline. Students complete a written assessment for the university at the end of their placement.

12-week placements

Students at local colleges and universities can complete a half-day per week, 12-week placement. This will involve a programme of observations and self-study, 2-3 days of classroom-based training at our Hanley office, followed by several weeks of practical experience as an Initial Adviser on our local Adviceline. This is especially suitable for students studying law, social work, or other social sciences at degree or A’ level.

T-Level students

T-level students are on placement with us for one day a week for 1-2 years of their course. These are some of our current placements.

Initial Advisers on our local Adviceline – this is especially suitable for students studying law, social work or other social sciences.

IT Support – suitable for students studying a suitable IT course.

Social media – suitable for students studying digital production, graphic design, or marketing.

Finance – suitable for students studying for a business or finance qualification.

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