Work experience is a great opportunity to boost your workplace skills and build your industry knowledge. At Grantham College, every student aged 16-18 at enrolment completes at least 30 hours on a placement with a local employer whose business is relevant to the student’s course.
Though it’s not paid, work experience is nevertheless invaluable: it enables students to enhance their CV and obtain a reference – really useful when applying for jobs. Many students who impress their host employer secure paid part-time work as a result and some students are recruited full time once they’ve achieved their qualifications.
We encourage students to find their own placements so that they can practice the skills needed when seeking and applying for full time jobs, however our Work Experience Team can offer support and guidance if needed. In addition, Employability lessons will teach you about CV writing and interviews, so you’ll feel prepared and confident as you search for a host company.
Have a read below of some success stories!
"The highest compliment I can give is that if they maintain their standard when they complete their degrees, then I would seriously look at offering them roles in our department.” - Business students
“The student was amazing, we were all very impressed with her. We had 2 very busy days and she coped extremely well, was very willing and capable and we valued her help. She spent time in the ticket office and helped with the workshops. All the staff and volunteers that she worked with said how great she was so if she ever wants to come back, she would be most welcome.” - Travel & Tourism student
“The student has been a pleasure to work with. She is pleasant and helpful at all times. Throughout the week she has completed a variety of tasks both quickly & efficiently, always being willing to move on to the next task. Please thank her for her contribution this week.” - Business student
"I just wanted to let you know how brilliant they were... The customer service was outstanding." - Animal Care students