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Colleagues who engage with ASET typically support placement and work-based learning, or employability development; from a central team or an academic-related or academic role. Although UK based, ASET extends a warm welcome to other European and International colleagues.

So if you are in any way involved with the spectrum of WBPL activities or Apprenticeships in HE  in your professional life, then ASET should be of interest to you:

Spectrum of work based and placement learning activities

Join ASET today

Please email the ASET office if you are interested in becoming a member.

By joining ASET, you are not only given the opportunity to work with like-minded professionals at our annual conference, networking events and training sessions, but our members also gain access to a wide range of resources and publications, helping to keep your knowledge base current.

Benefits of Membership

ASET membership benefits both the institutional member and the placement professionals employed at an institution, and indirectly also benefits the employability of students undertaking work-based learning.

HE/FE providers
Corporate bodies

HE/FE providers and their employees and individual practitioners:

  • Share in the benefits of dissemination of good practice, research, and innovation, through the website, conference, workshops and bulletins
  • Benefit from existing expertise in all matters relating to employability
  • Networking opportunities throughout the year with colleagues in similar and related roles
  • Access to high quality training, research and ASET good practice guides and toolkits
  • Receive regular ASET members’ e-Bulletins
  • Apply for an ASET research bursary worth over £3000
  • Access ASET staff development bursaries to support CPD worth up to £150
  • Benefit from discounts on ASET training events, Leadership Exchange and Conference
  • ASET student competition, a yearly competition for students at ASET member institutions to reflect on their WBL experiences

If your organisation is host to placement students then ASET can:

  • Provide you with access to placement tutors and contacts who can directly facilitate recruitment and other employing services
  • Present you with opportunities to narrow down the field and find the most suitable academic institutions and people to work with
  • Help you raise your profile as recruiters amongst placement tutors
  • Offer help and support in good practice and the procedures of employing placement students
  • Help you develop informed expectations about undergraduate students and what they can offer your business, particularly for smaller organisations and those new to placements
  • Enable you to find advice on how to get the best value out of students during work based learning arrangements
  • Let you use its logo which will highlight to placement professionals that you are committed to placements and good practice