European Social Fund

Work Placement

Adding Value to Your Course

As the leading provider of professional and technical training in the local area, we use our strong links with local businesses to give our learners the best start to their careers with access to work experience and placements on the majority of our courses.

Work Experience

To support the development of valuable employability skills and gain an understanding of the world of work, you will undertake a work placement with an external employer. Depending on your course, these can range from a week to an extended work placement which will continue throughout the year and on your out-of-college study day. Throughout this process you will be supported by the College’s Work Experience team who will liaise with you and your placement employer to track your progression.

We will support you in finding a suitable placement yourself, by working with our local employers and industry links.

There are lots of ways that work placements can help you including:

  • Develop employment skills
  • Learn to communicate with employers
  • Improve your CV ready for work
  • Prepare for the demands and expectations in the workplace
  • Help you make an informed decision on your career.

Overall, work placements demonstrate you have experience in the workplace and you will often receive a reference which helps you stand out when applying to university or looking for your first job.