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Work Placement - Know How

Job description

New exciting opportunity for all level computer sciene students, working alongside team members on their in house computer repair stations and with online enquires at their store in Newark. Learn a variety of skills in a technical environment.

Placement weeks will be:

  • 23rd October - 27th October. - 5 days placement
  • 30th October - 1st November - 3 day placement
  • 26th March - 29th March - 4 day placement 


A little bit about Know How:

Knowhow is the new face of technology service and support – we want you to be able to enjoy your new product for years to come.

From getting it home and setting it up, or helping you get the most from your technology we are here to help with our knowhow.

If your product lets you down, we can get you back up and running again.

You can find Knowhow at Currys and PC World ready to offer friendly help and advice, we’ll be there to deliver and install your new TV, washing machine or fridge freezer. We’re at the end of the phone 24/7 or online with loads of useful hints, tips and guides. Whichever way you want to get in touch, we promise you this – we’ll talk to you like a human being and won’t use a lot of tech speak.

The Knowhow Team has experts in all areas of technology, whether it be kitchen appliances, computers, music players or gadgets. We’ve got:

A 1,400 strong team of experts in our UK Contact Centre helping people 24/7 every day of the year
1,000 people in our team of engineers fixing TVs, laptops and games consoles in our state of the art repair lab
A team of 700 installers fitting new washing machines, satellite dishes, dishwashers and cookers

We’ve got it covered

We’ve got all your technology needs covered with a range of services available in-home, in-store, over the phone, or online.

SUPPORT - the Knowhow Team is ready and waiting to give you friendly, expert advice and guidance over the phone or online. We never sleep so call us whenever you need us
REPAIR & PROTECT - if something breaks don’t panic. Our state of the art repair lab and nationwide technicians can get you back on the road


  • Apply by: 27/11/2017
  • Company: Know How
  • Pay: N/A
  • Working times/day: TBA
  • Location: Newlink Business Park, Long Hollow Way, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NH
  • Job type: Work placements
  • Job sector: IT, Internet
  • Employers reference: INTKNHOW
  • Listing date: 01/09/2017

How to apply

To apply for this great opportunity, please register your interest with your tutor. 

Please note - Placements are open to all students at Vision West Nottinghamshire College, this may result into the placement being allocated; we do advise all students interested in the placement to speak with the employer in the first instance to check that the placement is still available.

Step 1 - Once you have a confirmed offer, in order to proceed with the work placement you will need to complete the work placement application form on Pro Portal, the form can be found under miscellaneous. (An accurate start and approximate end dates MUST be entered)

Step 2 - Your tutor will be asked to authorise your placement once you have fully completed your application form (remember to SAVE).

Step 3 - Once authorised, the work placement team will ensure the health and safety documentation for your placement is in place.

Step 4 - The work placement team will then send you, your tutor and the employer an email to confirm your work placement is ‘ Ready to Go’.

Step 5 – Collect a Progress Passport which you must complete on placement and ask your supervisor to sign off your hours and provide feedback on the last pages.

Step 6 – To check the status of your application, look at the note section at the bottom of your application form.

A parental consent form must also be signed and passed to your tutor before you go on placement.

If you have questions or need any support ringing an employer or completing your application, simply email or call into Room 218 at Derby Road.

We encourage you to secure your work placement as soon as possible. The deadline to have a placement agreed is Friday 8 Dec 2017.

Good luck and remember to ask your employer on completing your placement if you can add them as a new reference on your CV!

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