Work & Industry Placements

At Grantham College & University Centre we are passionate about supporting students to gain the skills they need to progress in their chosen career. Our objective is that all students will secure jobs and progress in their careers as a result of the skills and knowledge they have developed whilst studying with us.

We work with over 1000 employers across the region, many of which offer work experience and industry placements to you. Work experience puts you steps ahead when applying for roles as you will be able to reference real-world job experience and valuable skills employers are seeking. Plus you get to gain a snap shot in the profession you are studying, to see if it is for you!

Types of work placement

Industry Placements – are part of the new T Level qualifications which will help students to hone their technical skills whilst gaining vital on-the-job training. Industry Placements are 315 hours in length and are to be completed over the two years of the qualification. (315 hours works out at around 45 days, depending on day lengths). Students will attend placement one or two days per week over a specific period to fit in with their course delivery model. Employability skills are built into the T Level, so students will have an idea of what employers are looking for and how to conduct themselves in the workplace.

Work Experience – Your work experience will usually be arranged with a local employer and so will, as far as possible, be within easy travelling distance from your home address. Work experience cannot be paid, but it is nevertheless a real investment in your future.

Each student’s work experience  must last for a minimum of 30 hours and usually takes place over the course of one week, Monday – Friday.  Some employers might prefer to arrange your hours differently, for instance you may attend for one day a week over a number of weeks instead. You will set targets for your work experience and complete a logbook to note down and reflect on all you achieve.

Benefits of work experience

  • Gives students a better chance of obtaining a job or further training
  • Helps to make students’ CV stand out and give them something to talk about in an interview
  • Students can gain an insight into the industry and roles within it
  • Students can make useful contacts in the world of work
  • Help students to build their confidence and communication skills

Who is my contact at College?

We have a team of dedicated Work Placement Coordinators, who all work with all curriculum areas. Our Work Experience Coordinators will liaise directly with students and employers to assist in setting up the placement. They will be able to answer any questions and go through the details of the work placement with you.

The Work Experience Team work closely with other teams in College, such as curriculum areas, Health, Safety and Welfare and the Apprenticeship team, to name few.

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