Available support includes:
- live vacancies on the college job shop
- health and safety checks of the company
- guidance with application forms
- help researching companies
- CV and letter writing tips.
Start planning early
You should start to plan your work placement when you start college. Remember it may take time to complete a health and safety check of the company. If you want to work in a school you will probably need to undergo a DBS check, which can take up to six weeks.
You will need to ensure that the placement you choose is relevant to you, and will provide you with the skills you need to develop for your chosen career.
Work placements will improve your CV by showing employers you have experience in employment. Plus your employer from a work placement could potentially act as a reference for when you leave college and progress onto your next steps.
When looking for a work placement, you should consider the following:
- Search related websites including the college Job Shop
- Speak to friends and family – an introduction from someone within a company is often key to securing a placement
- Call in to organisations with a CV or ring them – direct contact is much more successful than sending emails
- Research companies, send letters and emails
Work placements advertised on the student job shop
Visit the student job shop to browse work placement vacancies.
Visit the student job shop
Use the contact details below or drop-in to make an appointment to see one of our advisers.
Feel free to drop-in to student services at Derby Road room 21b to look at current work placement vacancies available and for support with completing applications or ringing companies.