Industry Placements - What are they?

Industry placements play a big part in preparing you for the world of work.  They are a valuable addition to your learning programme to develop your practical and technical skills in a ‘real work environment’.

Industry placements take place over 45 days (315 hours) and can be with up to 2 different employers.  The placements will fit around your timetable, the needs of the employers and any commitments you may have out of college.

As part of your industry placement your tutor and employer will agree learning goals to be achieved whilst on your placement.  You will have a dedicated work experience officer who will visit you on a regular basis to discuss your progress towards your learning goals and how your placement is going.

What will I gain from completing an Industry Placement?

From completing an industry placement you will:

  • Gain employability skills that you need for the workplace including building resilience and confidence, communication skills and professional behaviours and attitude
  • Gain experience of being in a work environment and put the skills and knowledge that you have learnt in college into practice in a real work environment
  • Your industry placement will be a really important addition to your C.V., it will make a difference when applying for future apprenticeships or jobs and make you stand out from other applicants
  • Step out of your comfort zone and build confidence through interacting with colleagues and new people


Feedback from Students who have completed Industry Placements
Absolutely everything, the staff were so friendly and welcoming, the children were a pleasure to engage with and the overall setting was just a great environment.
The fact that I tried a range of engineering subjects to get an insight into which I like the most.
Enjoyed the experience as it gave a good insight into what working there would be like.

Industry Placements - Students

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