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Work Experience and Placements

All students are expected to undertake work experience as part of their study programme, the type of work experience undertaken will be determined by the course set up.

Work experience is a key component of a student’s study programme.

The term work experience refers to all forms of work-related activity including work tasters, running a student enterprise, participation in social action, volunteering or a work placement taken with an external employer.

Advantages to Students Include:

  • Gain a real insight into the industry you are studying
  • Develop technical skills and knowledge- further opportunities to learn beyond the classroom
  • Network- gain a reference or employment
Work Experience

External Work Placement

A majority of Level 2 and 3 students will undertake an external work placement. You will be advised of the dates of your work experience by your Course Coordinator and the Work Experience Team, students are to find their own work placement and inform the work experience team by completing the online request from 4 weeks before the start date.

The Work Experience Team will complete all Health and Safety/Safeguarding checks and send a confirmation email to the student and employer.

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