Your journey to employment

We work closely with employers to offer professional placements and opportunities on many of our courses, giving you hands-on experience of the world of work. You'll be able to access support throughout your placements and studies at Bradford College. 

What's in it for you?

Getting a work experience placement means you’ll have the knowledge, skills and attitude you need to be ready for employment. It’s not just learning in a classroom. You’ll find out if this is the career for you, and how you can take what you’ve learned back to your college studies.

You’ll also be much better placed to get a job you really want, or to progress onto your chosen Higher Education course. Hear what our students have to say about their Bradford College work experience.

Placements Student on placement at Fire and Rescue

Exciting placements have seen students working with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and Debenhams; takeovers at Holiday Inn and The Cow on the Hill restaurant; and summer school at the University of Bradford.

Iqra Rashid, a Level 3 Extended Diploma student, completed her nursery placement at Childsplay Neighbourhood Nursery in Autumn 2017. She obtained a full-time position with them in January 2018.

Kristal Illingworth, a Level 1 Applied Science student, completed a work placement with Robert Town Care Home and has now been offered a part-time role with hours to suit around her studies.

Work placement students at Holiday Inn

Student feedback

I have now completed my work experience at the Ring O’Bells [pub] ... thank you for organising this placement. It has been absolutely amazing. I’ve learned loads and have really been pushed out of my comfort zone at times (but with the safety net of the staff behind me!) so it has been an invaluable opportunity. I loved the placement right from the start and I am delighted to say that they have offered me a job.

Pauline, Level 3 Professional Cookery student


I am buzzing - I have learned so much. I had to learn how the whole hotel works and be there to help fix any problems, step in and help anywhere if we were short staffed and generally make sure that everything ran smoothly.I have picked up new skills and knowledge that will enhance my CV and help my future career prospects.

Anzela Vormanova (Holiday Inn placement for students from Travel and Tourism and Catering and Hospitality courses)

Your study programme 

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At Bradford College we recognise that employers want more than just a qualification on a piece of paper. They want experienced, skilled and driven individuals, and that’s exactly what you’ll get from your Study Programme. We design our programmes to ensure you go above and beyond to reach your full potential and leave Bradford College ready for further studies or employment.

Contact us

Bradford College Work Placements, our careers service, is based at Bradford College. Whether you need to refine your job search or advice on future study options, you can make an appointment to see an Advisor.

Call: 01274 088943

Email: [email protected]