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Student Work Placement

Interested in Exploring Work Placement Opportunities for your Organisation?

Work Placement is considered an integral element of higher education programmes in CIT. It offers an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned, continue to learn new practice-based skills and also to gain an understanding of what is required of them in the workplace.

Each year, approximately 800 students, from a broad range of disciplines, are placed in organisations across Munster and beyond. Organisations of all types participate in the work placement programme, and integrate CIT students into their fold. CIT strives to build links with existing partner employers, whilst also seeking opportunities to identify new partners, no matter what their size or area of involvement.

Each placement represents a mutally beneficial partnership with the employers who work with us. Work placements are an ideal opportunity for employers and higher education providers to gain an improved mutual understanding and act as a stimulus for further engagement activity.

Read three employers experience of the work placement here.

Many of our courses include a significant project element at the award stage at both undergraduate and postgraduate level – we welcome opportunities to work with companies to assist in indendifying work placement opportunities and make the relevant connections within CIT.


To find out about new opportunities to engage with a Postgraduate student in Marketing Practice, read more here.



Placement plays a valuable role in the education and learning process.  Through the HEA-Funded REAP (Roadmap for Employment Academic Partnership) Project a report on Work Placements in Third-Level Programmes in Ireland was developed. In order to ensure that the placement experience is optimum for all partners we have developed outline placement packs which assist the employer, student and ourselves in planning and managing the time spent in the workplace. Read the REAP Project Report here.

If you are interested in learning more about the work placement programme contact or phone us at 021 4335302.