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Employer Benefits

As an employer, you can play a key role in developing students’ technical and employability skills whilst building their confidence.

Why placements work:

  • You add extra resources to your day-to-day business operations
  • You will enable existing staff to develop management skills whilst supervising a student
  • You inject fresh ideas and practice from students who are currently training in the industry
  • You inspire and support the next generation of workers in your industry
  • You access a potential future workforce
  • You address current and future skill shortages in your industry
  • You strengthen you recruitment pipeline and increase people-diversity


The placement process:

  • Who can go on an industry work placement?

    Full-time 16 – 18 year old students on Technical or Vocational qualifications at Level 2 or 3, where the course tutor identifies that a placement can fit alongside course obligations.

  • When can a student go on an industry work placement?

    Placements can be delivered on a day-release basis, where the student can be with employers for 1 or 2 days a week or on an agreed block release to fit with their study requirements.

  • What is the typical duration of an industry work placement?

    The typical duration of a work placement is a minimum of 315 hours per placement over a number of days ranging from 45-60. The typical hours of a work placement would be 8 hours including a 1 hour lunch.

  • What you need to do:

    Get in touch with the Industry Work Placement Team to log your interest. Ensure you have a safe and healthy workplace to support a quality industry work placement. Ensure you have suitable staff to supervise students on placement and think about a work plan that a student could be involved in.

  • What we will do:

    We will find you a student for your work environment, support you with the completion of work placement documentation, ensure the student is work ready and manage expectations with the role and behaviours required in the workplace with the student.