Work experience and industry placements are a short-term experience of employment. As part of a student’s college life, it is imperative that we ensure they are ready for the world of work.
For the student
As part of their course, there will be regular tutorials and information available on the student portal about employability skills and the do’s and don’ts of the world of work.
All students will be expected to take part in a minimum of 3 days in a work experience environment that is relevant to their course.
For the employers
The Employability tutorials will cover a number of transferable skills which students can take forward into their post college job, apprenticeship or into higher education.
They will include:
Finding a Placement
How to approach employers about work opportunities
How to dress appropriately for the work place
How to interact with employers and new colleagues
CV Writing skills (available from the Apprenticeship team)
Benefits to Employers
It is important for employers to think of work experience as an opportunity to give back to society and help embed relevant work skills into the minds of the future generations. As an employer if you offer a work placement to our young people, you are not only giving them a life opportunity, but you are creating future prospects and giving them a chance to do something they may not ever have had the chance to achieve.