Industrial Placement Recruitment

Finding fresh talent for your business

Gain fresh talent & invest in future generations.

Not only will students benefit your business, but you are investing in future generations to help them succeed.

Increase your employer brand

If you want to attract top talent, the key is ensuring they know who you are! The sooner they hear about you, the better.

test graduate programmes

If you’ve never recruited Graduates, Industrial Placements are a great test run to make sure you have a great programme in place.

bring fresh ideas

A business without fresh ideas will stagnate – keep one step ahead by bringing in students every year, who will bring with them fresh perspectives & ideas.

train your managers

Bringing in young, inexperienced talent can be daunting for managers. Provide them with the exposure they need.

Get a better workforce in 3 steps…

brief us

Schedule a briefing call so we can understand your succession plan requirements.

make your SELECTION

We find you great people. Observe them in action as we guide you through a rigorous and bespoke assessment process and you make your selection.

welcome your new hires

On-board your new recruits to drive your business forward.

Industrial Placement Recruitment Details

Why recruit Industrial Placement students?

There are a number of reasons why taking on Industrial Placement students is beneficial for your business, but the biggest reasons are: gaining fresh talent, trialling graduate schemes, positioning yourself as an employer of choice and giving back to students.

Whether you’re considering taking graduates but want to undertake a trial run, or want continuous fresh talent without adding to your long-term headcount, Industrial Placement students are a great solution.

How does it work?

Our recruitment processes are robust and multi-stage to help you find the candidates who are the right fit for your organisation. Although Industrial Placement students will only be in your business for a year, it’s crucial to make sure you recruit the right people for maximum impact. Industrial Placement students can also have an impact beyond a year, as some of our clients also go on to offer the students a Graduate role.

Services we use in the process include:


• Attracting, searching & screening candidates

• Telephone or video interviews

• A virtual or face-to-face Discovery  assessment centre – including group tasks and a competency-based interview

• Virtual or face-to-face  assessment centre design – often including group/individual tasks and a competency-based interview

• Facilitation of the client  assessment centre either onsite, in our offices or virtually

• Making offers and rejections, and providing feedback

Get to the core of your candidates


Using Assessment Centres, you can see first-hand the raw potential students have and how they can deliver excellence for your business. 


The impact a student can make in a year is huge – gain the confidence that they’re a good fit for your organisation.


Identify students who have has the raw potential and relevant skills for your specific role.

Identify behaviours

People are driven by behaviours, find students that are right for your business & the role.

Identify capability

Students are fresh, inexperienced talent – establish their current ability to deliver for your business from day one.

Identify stretch

Placement students don’t a just have to be for a year – find high-potential talent, see them in action, and then recruit them for your graduate programme.

Are you ready to improve your workforce?

Client Testimonial

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Discovery have delivered exceptional results in positioning Samworth Brothers as a student recruiter of choice and through the competency based selection process culminating in a final assessment centre, we can be sure we are securing the best talent.

We are always delighted with the efforts Discovery go to in order to understand our business.

John Doe

at Samworth Brothers

The Discovery ‘Way’

Use a joined up approach through Diagnostics, Recruitment & Training to build a better workforce.


Before taking action, take the time to understand how you need to build your workforce to reach your business’ goals and reduce wasted spends.


Get the right people in your business with the behaviours, stretch and capability that will ensure your business succeeds.


Business doesn’t stand still: develop your employees to increase their capability, prepare them for future roles & future-proof your workforce.

Discovery Talent Management Wheel