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Industry Work Placements at Sparsholt College

As part of our Level 3 courses in land-based subjects, full-time students aged 16-19 will complete a work placement with an industry-specific external employer or voluntary organisation. A win-win for both students and employers, industry work placements provide opportunities to apply knowledge learned at college to the workplace, develop relevant industry-specific skills, increase confidence, communication, team work and problem-solving techniques, test your career choices and aspirations and line up an employer reference for future use.

One dedicated placement day per week will form a part of our students’ weekly timetable across the academic year. Students are expected to source a potential placement opportunity prior to the start of their course. Our Industry Work Placement team will be here to support and guide you from start to finish should you require their help.

We offer a fantastic choice of industry work placements and our Industry Work Placements Team will be here to support and guide you through the process from start to finish.


The Industry Work Placement team are wonderful and helped me set up a placement investigating the effects of a new pesticide combined with other factors on honeybees. It was a great experience and I learnt a lot of new skills that I will take with me to university. – Jasmine, Animal Management Student.

Looking for more information?

Visit our Open Days or speak to our friendly Industry Work Placements team:
Call 01962 797415 or email

We also offer Industry Work Placements at our sister campus, Andover College.