Work Experience & Industry Placements
The Work Experience Team is available to help you when it comes to organising your work experience or Industry placement but we also encourage students to find their own.
Whilst you are at college your time will be spent not only in the classrooms, you will also be working alongside employers and gaining valuable experience in the world of work.
If you are enrolled onto a full-time Study Programme and are 16-19 years old, then as part of this programme it is essential that you complete a number of work experience and work related activity hours. As part of your course you will undertake work experience hours with a local organisation that can offer a placement related to college courses.
Benefits to Work Experience/Industry Placements
Your work experience/Industry Placement will enhance your knowledge and help with your course
- It will give you an insight into the industry that you are hoping to work in after college
- It gives you valuable and meaningful work experience and employability skills
- Being in the work place
We are passionate about making sure our students are ready for work when they leave college and want you to get involved in as many work related activities and work placements during your time at college to enhance your employability skills and help you plan your future career path.
See the presentation below to find out more about how a work placement will benefit you:
Student WEX Presentation for 2020-2021 (PDF)