WIL partnerships are mutually beneficial to all participants and gives community groups, businesses and industry an opportunity to have a real impact on shaping the futures of tomorrow’s professionals.
Flexibility is offered to the WIL host in the provision of the placement, it can be paid or unpaid, and can be organised to be completed in a block, or on a weekly basis, depending on the needs of all stakeholders. University staff will work with the WIL host and the student to organise the logistics of the placement, including insurances. A willingness to share expertise and the professional capacities of its staff is the major commitment an organisation needs to make to be part of a WIL partnership.
WIL partnerships with the University of Newcastle provide community organisations, business and industry, with a valuable engagement opportunity to inject fresh ideas to their operations, to have access to quality graduates for their future recruitment needs, and to assist in the evolution of degree programs. By working together, the University and the WIL host are providing future graduates with relevant skills that they will need to succeed in the workplace.
To learn more about WIL and how it can benefit your operations, a series of brochures and case studies has been created by the University, the Innovative Research Universities group and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Click here to find out more.