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    a placement

    hello

    I would like to say that I have a placement at a company. Can I say:

    1. I am on placement with the post office.
    2. I am on placement with the company that specializes in computers.

    --> I mean a trainee post that I gain experience from.

    Are 1 and 2 correct or shall I put it in a different way?

    thank you

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    Re: a placement

    Quote Originally Posted by bulging View Post
    hello

    I would like to say that I have a placement at a company. Can I say:

    1. I am on placement with the post office.
    2. I am on placement with the company that specializes in computers.

    --> I mean a trainee post that I gain experience from.

    Are 1 and 2 correct or shall I put it in a different way?

    thank you
    I have never seen the noun "placement" used this way.

    I have been placed at the post office
    I have been placed with a company that specializes in computers.
    My company has placed me with the postal service.
    My company has placed me with a company that specializes in computers.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: a placement

    not a teacher

    In Aust/NZ, "placement" is commonly used to mean a position of employment or training, or the process of finding such a position.
    Recruitment & job placement
    http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/...cement_program
    As a term, it is not specific about the nature of the job, so you would have to say "I have a placement as a trainee with the post office".
    Last edited by JMurray; 29-Dec-2013 at 07:10.

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