The purpose of REEdI work placement programme is to link theoretical learning to its application in the workplace. The REEdI Student Engineer will spend 2 years at the host industry partner gaining the essential industry skills and personal attributes an employer looks for in a graduate engineer.
This gives the REEdI Student Engineers exposure to a range of learning experiences in actual industry settings and presents the opportunity to interact and collaborate with experienced professionals. It offers a student the opportunity to develop their skills, to put theoretical learning into practice and offers the employer a focused and a talented resource in a particular project or job role.
Work placement provides industry with experienced work-ready graduates. In addition, the host industry partner will have opportunities to develop research links and engagement with the REEdI programme, MTU and partner universities. The REEdI work placement model serves as a recruitment mechanism with the potential to contribute to the overall development of employment-ready graduates. Furthermore, if students make such a positive contribution, there is real opportunity for the host industry partner to offer graduate positions on completion of the second placement year.