A work placement will provide you with the opportunity to apply the theory and skills you learned while studying in a professional workplace. A student work placement can offer you plenty of real benefits for progressing into your chosen career. You might think you know a lot about your dream profession, but won’t truly know what it’s really like until you’ve actually tried it. Also, the placements are a good way to network and build connections in the industry. The people you meet may be able to help you enter and progress into your chosen career.