Offer a study-related work placement to a student

Most of AUT’s study programmes include workplace experience for students. Sometimes this is also called Work Integrated Learning or co-op.

Placements benefit the employer as much as the student – your organisation can get help on a project, and students get relevant work experience while gaining credit toward their study.

Placement lengths can vary from weeks to months, and during the placement you’ll need to give feedback on the student’s work.

Contact us to find students for a study-related work placement

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in the:

  • Bachelor of Business

Kate Coleman
Kate.coleman@aut.ac.nz
09 921 9323

More about the Bachelor of Business

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in the:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education

Lynette Reid
Lynette.reid@aut.ac.nz
027764 0701

More about the Bachelor of Arts in Education

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in the:

  • Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Karen Phipps
kphipps@aut.at.nz
0279099983

More about our engineering and computing programmes

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in the:

  • Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

Yvonne Wood
Yvonne.wood@aut.ac.nz
09 921 9999 ext 8667

More about the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in the:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Chinese Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • English and New Media Studies
  • Interpreting
  • International Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • NZSL and Deaf Studies

Sonja Gallagher
sonja.gallagher@aut.ac.nz
09 921 9999 ext 6830

More about the Bachelor of Arts

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in the:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Māori Development
  • Bachelor of Māori Development in Māori Media

Elisa Duder
elisa.duder@aut.ac.nz
09 921 9999 ext 6561

More about our Māori and indigenous development programmes

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in the:

  • Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine

Mel McAulay
Mel.mcaulay@aut.ac.nz
0212783447

More about the Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in the:

  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation

Nicola Anderson
nicola.anderson@aut.ac.nz
09 9219999 ext 7646

More about the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in the:

  • Bachelor of International Tourism Management

Megan Roberts
Megan.roberts@aut.ac.nz
09 921 9999 ext 5144

More about the Bachelor of International Tourism Management

Contact us for questions about workplace experience in programmes in:

  • Architecture and built environment
  • Art and design
  • Communication studies
  • Creative technologies
  • Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences

Yvonne Chan
Yvonne.chan@aut.ac.nz
0211897921

More about the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies

Offering workplace experience to students: what's in it for you?

There are lots of benefits to offering workplace experience to a student. AUT has a reputation for producing great graduates who are fast thinkers, collaborators and aspiring leaders. Our students can help you solve a business problem or take a current project to the next step. It’s easy to advertise your job roles and find the right student.

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What our students saySarah VercoeBachelor of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Criminology“The workplace experience in my final year at AUT was a highlight for me. I did my placement at Genesis Youth Trust, and got to visit youth offenders, attend court hearings, write reports and assist in projects with the Youth Aid section of the New Zealand Police.”“The workplace experience in my final year at AUT was a highlight for me. I did my placement at Genesis Youth Trust, and got to visit youth offenders, attend court hearings, write reports and assist in projects with the Youth Aid section of the New Zealand Police.”
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What our students sayEireann HudnerBachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine“I’ve really enjoyed the clinical placements throughout my degree. You can interact with patients in real-life situations and put the skills you learn in class to use, as well as work alongside ambulance officers and other health professionals. This is where you gain the experience for life as a paramedic after university.”“I’ve really enjoyed the clinical placements throughout my degree. You can interact with patients in real-life situations and put the skills you learn in class to use, as well as work alongside ambulance officers and other health professionals. This is where you gain the experience for life as a paramedic after university.”
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What our students sayBronson WilsonBachelor of Business in Marketing, Advertising, Retailing and Sales“During my placement at TomTom in the Netherlands, I managed marketing materials, created email campaigns and sales pitch presentations, overhauled their line of product presentations and assisted on UX & UI design concepts.”“During my placement at TomTom in the Netherlands, I managed marketing materials, created email campaigns and sales pitch presentations, overhauled their line of product presentations and assisted on UX & UI design concepts.”
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What our students sayOlivia BollenBachelor of Business in Marketing, Advertising, Retailing and Sales“During my placement at Spotify, I worked directly with the sales teams, went to pitches, created pitches and organised out of office functions for Spotify clients. One part of the job I really enjoyed was our weekly team meetings.”“During my placement at Spotify, I worked directly with the sales teams, went to pitches, created pitches and organised out of office functions for Spotify clients. One part of the job I really enjoyed was our weekly team meetings.”
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What our students sayMridula ManderwadBachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Software Engineering“For our final-year project, my team and I are working with an industry organisation to create a simulation of passenger flow in an airport terminal, accommodating the new restrictions of a COVID-19 world. We’re trying to find the most efficient solution for all stages, from checking in to the boarding gate.”“For our final-year project, my team and I are working with an industry organisation to create a simulation of passenger flow in an airport terminal, accommodating the new restrictions of a COVID-19 world. We’re trying to find the most efficient solution for all stages, from checking in to the boarding gate.”
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