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)



Career planning software platform for students:


To get your unique log in details please go to:



Work placement software platform for students:

Grofar Ltd

Please login with your college login details

Grofar Work Placements Students Guide

How to add the Grofar website link to your phone’s home screen
How to log into Grofar
Overview of managing your Placement on Grofar
How to submit placement details
How to submit targets
How to log hours & experiences
How to complete the Self Skills Assessments

Who can I contact about Work Experience & Industry Placements?

Nikki SmithLEX0151 252 3163Work Placement Manager
Sarah MostynLEX0151 252 4110Work Experience Placement Officer
Sarah Taylor PottsLEX0151 252 3761Work Experience Placement Officer
Josie JonesLEX0151 252 4751Work Experience Placement Officer

If you need support and would like to meet a member of team please complete this form...

Work Placement Registration of Interest

Where can I access this service?

Additional Information

What can the Work Experience Team can help me with?

  • 1-2-1 Advice and Guidance
  • Prepare students for work experience
  • Help to source work experience opportunities with local organisations and employers
  • Offer employability support – CV, interview skills and application form advice
  • Find alternative work related activities to get involved in
  • Arrange for visits to universities and UCAS open events
  • Signpost to Student Engagement teams for enrichment and volunteering work
  • Signpost to Careers Advice and Guidance for progression and advice about Appyling for University
  • Signpost to the college Apprenticeship Team for progression onto apprenticeships
  • The team can develop your employability skills, career awareness and job prospects.

What will Work Experience allow me to do?

  • Experience the organisation of work places, work processes, social relations at work and work expectations.
  • Experience differences in work patterns compared to school.
  • Experience the disciplines of work – time-keeping, regulations, the importance of Teamwork, commitment and the chance to use initiative.
  • Experience the conditions of work – the environment, longer hours, and the benefits available to employees
  • Experience the roles performed by management and trade unions.
  • Develop life skills, increase confidence and self-esteem.

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