Griffith University has established a Work Integrated Learning partnership with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ).

According to Griffith Institute for Higher Education (GIHE) Director and Dean of Student Outcomes, Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, the project makes it easy for employers to access a pool of talent from throughout the University.

“This is a valuable program and one that has benefitted many industries for some time, although with this latest arrangement it is now something that can be utilised simply by any business,” Professor Krause says.

“Through the newly established web portal, making a placement offer and being connected with a range of opportunities is now only a few clicks away for employers,” she says.

“For businesses, this type of placement can act as a unique recruitment opportunity, allowing them to closely examine the skills of a student and their ability to integrate into the workplace before they actually graduate.”

Logan City Council, Thiess, Gold Coast City Council, Parsons Brinckerhoff, QR Network, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and DHI Water are just some of the businesses which have already participated by providing work-integrated learning placements for students.