The Insight Programme is our employability programme for Psychology undergraduate students
The Insight Programme spans all three years of our Psychology degree and seeks to build the experience and confidence of our students.
We are delighted to be able to offer:
- One year paid placements which lead to a BSc Psychology with Professional Placement degree award
- Optional final year placements available to Level 3 students
A big thank you to the organisations who have been part of our Insight Programme
Abbeyfield & Wesley, Action Cancer, Adoreboard, Alzheimer's Society, Aperture, AV Browne, Axiom, Banbridge Academy, BELB, Belfast City Council, Belfast HSC Trust, Belfast Interface Project, British Council, Cancer Focus, Carecall, CCEA, Child Brain Injury Trust, Christ the Redeemer Primary School, Consensus, Conway Education Centre, Co-operation Ireland, Crann go Beatha, Crossroads Caring for Carers, DVA, Employers for Childcare, Engage with Age, Friends of the Earth, Glenwood Primary, Grant Thornton, Guide Dogs NI, Hansard at Stormont, Happy Faces, HMRC, Hughes Insurance, IAM Models, Invest NI, Ipsos MORI, Linking Generations NI, Lyle Bailie, Marie Curie, Mindwise, NI Probation Board, Now Project, NSPCC, Praxis Care, Queen’s University Belfast, Rathcoole Primary School, Ravenhill Day Services, Sandleford School, Sensum, Shelter NI, Springboard Opportunities, Springfield Charitable Association, St. Columb’s College, St. Joseph’s Primary School, Start 360, Stepping Stones, Surestart – Glenbrook & Alessie, The Link Centre, The Rainbow Project, Toward Ltd, Upper Springfield Development Trust, Victoria College, Wilson Sloan, YMCA
What did the placement student do?
The student on placement within our organisation carried out important research including market research on competitors and on how we could develop our services. I feel this was both valuable for the student to gain this insight into business awareness but this was also valuable to our organisation as this research helped to shape the direction our service has taken.
The placement student fitted very well into the organisation and quickly developed good working relationships with other members of staff, even though she was only in twice a week. They spent a considerable amount of time finding out more about the organisation and in particular about our Childcare services.
Why did they get involved?
We decided to accept the placement for several reasons including; gaining access to talented graduate knowledge that would improve our business; giving a student a chance to gain work experience for their CV; showing a graduate what the insurance industry has to offer; giving something back. We enjoyed watching a talented individual grow in confidence weekly, being able to support someone and benefiting from the insight their work produced.
We would 100% recommend other organisations to get involved as we have actionable output to work upon that will massively benefit us as a company in a short period of time at no cost to us as a business beyond a little time spent helping someone else.