Frequently asked questions
- How do I find a placement?
Visit our placement opportunities page which contains a list of employers who wish to participate in this scheme. Follow the instructions on how to apply for these placements
- How do I apply?
Once you’ve found your placement, you will need to follow the application process set out in the relevant placement descriptor
- Can I submit more than one application?
Yes, but if you’re successful you will only receive funding for one placement.
- Can I organise my own placement?
No, but you can inform an organisation of this scheme, and they can submit a placement request. If the organisation secures a bursary, they will have to conduct a fair and equal selection and recruitment process, i.e. other students will be eligible to apply.
- Will there be an interview process conducted by the IOP?
No, certain companies may wish to carry out interviews, but this will be dependent on the particular employer.
- Can I receive payment from the IOP and my employer?
No, you not are eligible to apply for funding if your employer is willing to fund your placement.
- When will I hear if I am successful?
The deadline for applications is 28th April, so you should hear by mid-late May.
last edited: January 13, 2014