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Work Placements for Students

As part of a student’s college life, it is imperative that we ensure you are ready for the world of work.

Students have access to fantastic resources ensuring they are placement ready!

Work experience and industry placements are a short-term experience of employment. As part of your 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.

Students take part in our virtual work experience Level Up, which was introduced 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.


The upskilling program includes:

  • Finding a placement
  • How to approach employers about work opportunities
  • Time management
  • How to dress appropriately for the workplace
  • How to interact with employers and new colleagues
  • CV writing skills
  • Apprenticeships and University
  • Employability session
  • Looking at the future!

Hear from our students

These videos show some of our students taking part in work placements. Play the video and listen to our students and the employers talking about their experiences of work placements.

Once you have completed the work readiness program, you will be required to take part in a minimum of 3 days in a work experience environment that is relevant to your course.

The minimum of 3 days work placement requirement is for each year at college.

We believe that placements help:

  • Enhance your CV
  • Builds confidence
  • Allows a students to gain references and contacts within the industry
  • Putting what you are learning at college into practice
  • Allows you to add more to a university personal statement
  • Helps define career paths

If you need help and support in securing a work placement or simply need some advice, please contact our friendly work placement team.