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    Placement is optional for my degree. I have already secured a summer internship. So I was thinking whether a placement is worth it. I want to train for chartered accountancy which requires 3 years of training experience. But the thing is 'year out on placement' doesn't count as a training experience at all. So I think it will just be me wasting my time.

    Anyone has been in same situation as me? I am totally in dilemma right now. I think placement is great for CV, but is it REALLY worth it? Maybe just normal route of graduate scheme is much better.?
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    (Original post by walkers38)
    Placement is optional for my degree. I have already secured a summer internship. So I was thinking whether a placement is worth it. I want to train for chartered accountancy which requires 3 years of training experience. But the thing is 'year out on placement' doesn't count as a training experience at all. So I think it will just be me wasting my time.

    Anyone has been in same situation as me? I am totally in dilemma right now. I think placement is great for CV, but is it REALLY worth it? Maybe just normal route of graduate scheme is much better.?
    I guess it depends on how much confidence you have in yourself to get your desired job without that placement experience. By the sounds of it you've got the ability having secured the internship.

    Internships and placements have other uses besides making you marketable to prospective employers, they allow you to experience specific aspects of a business which would allow you to decipher whether the specific role/industry is something you want to go into as well as gaining different types of skills before going into a specific sector/role. So many factors are at play here, such as what will you be doing on your placement, is it the same/different role as your internship, same/different industry etc.

    Also your gut instinct and feeling is in play here in addition to the salary of the placement and whether you'd like the 'break' between your degree or prefer continuity.
 
 
 
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