Our students are ready ... are you?

All of our placement students have been given basic skills training in your industry and can't wait to join you! 

What are industry placements?

Industry placements, formerly known as work placements, are being introduced by the Department for Education to give students on level 3 technical courses the chance to put into practice the knowledge and technical skills they have learnt.

Placements provide employers with additional support from a student studying a course which is relevant to their industry. This will involve placements with a minimum of 315 hours in a relevant role with a host employer.


What are work experience placements?

Work experience placements are a fantastic opportunity for a business to work with a student for a shorter period, usually between one to two weeks. For some young people, a lack of experience in the working world is a significant barrier to finding employment. The chance to undertake real work can significantly improve their employment prospects and have an impact on the future of the specific industry.

As part of our commitment to prepare students for the world of work, all students on our courses are supported to take part in 60 hours of work experience placements as well as work taster activity. This also provides businesses with other opportunities such as hosting site visits for groups of students or presenting a short talk as a guest speaker.

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to find out more, please e-mail the Business Engagement team: [email protected]. Your enquiry will be shared with the College’s Work Placements Officer, Emma Hooper, who will be in touch with further information. 


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