Work Placements | NSCG - Newcastle & Stafford Colleges Group
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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

Work experience

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 or take part in our virtual work experience Level Up which was introduced was in 2020. This virtual program, exclusive to NSCG, covers all skills and practices for the world of work. It ensures all students can be “placement ready” before actively seeking a work placement or apprenticeship.

For the employers

Employability Skills

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
  • Time management
  • 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.

We are now looking for employers for short and longer placements. See the benefits of offering a work placements here:

Contact us

​Get in touch

General Enquiries

Toni Mountford: Lead on Skills (Hair and Beauty/ Engineering and Construction)


Sam Jarvis: Lead on Office Roles (Business, Travel and Tourism, Accounting and Admin)