Thanks for the email Placement UK!

Received an email this afternoon from an organisation called Placement UK who deal in “European Student Placements”. Here’s the email:


Gemma asked for my thoughts. So here they are…

Hi Gemma,

Thanks for your email.

Personally, if you want my thoughts, I take offence at you referring to these placements as “deals”. It devalues and demeans the graduates who are looking to utilise you as a service, and these opportunities as a stepping stone to a career.

As an organisation we are already working on link ups with the universities local to our Leeds based office, and will be sure that we are suitably more sensitive than yourselves when talking to people looking at placements with us.



A couple of hours I got the following response.


I guess that’s a win in terms of me not getting any of Placement UK’s guff again – but they’re still out there, offering deals


About Si

My day job is Operations Director at Leeds based agency Bloom. No, I don't know what that means I am supposed to do.

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