Leeds Trinity University is committed to getting their students ready for work and making a difference in our city.

They work with businesses, media agencies, public sector organisations, community projects, local initiatives, charities and much more.

If you have a waiting project that a student could work on, can host an unpaid placement, mentor a student, connect with other businesses, or simply want to talk to them about what’s new with you, please get in touch.

One student at Leeds Trinity University, Eleanor Webster, now a final year Journalism student at Leeds Trinity University, did her placement at Welcome to Yorkshire. We caught up with her to learn about her experience.

What sort of things did you do on your placement?

On the placements, I have been involved in writing press releases, attending events and organising them, using social media, pitching ideas, researching and writing features which have been distributed to newspapers.

How has this placement benefited you?

I grew in confidence and built up good social skills which are needed to communicate effectively which is key in a press office or any business.
Has the placement changed your mind on your future career path?

I have started to consider to go down more of a PR route because it is exciting and fun and where jobs will be when I graduate.

We also spoke to Graham Poucher, who oversaw her placement at Welcome to Yorkshire.

He told us “It’s vital for undergraduate students to have relevant work experience. It gives them and edge and help shapes the direction of not just their career, but their life. I remember what it was like being a student, trying to get work experience but having doors slam in my face. Once I got one, I got others and helped me secure a job and before that a post grad place at Leeds Trinity.”

Contact Jess Sewter, the Head of Partnerships & Placements at Leeds Trinity, j.sewter@leedstrinity.ac.uk or by ringing 0113 2837182 if you’d like to get involved and host a placement for a student.