Work placements

Doing a work placement as part of your course gives you a hands-on experience you can’t get in the classroom.

It gets you ready for work, lets you apply your skills – and gives you the chance to make a good impression on employers.

You’ll also find out if it’s the right career for you.

Types of placements

Our students have worked for employers including: 

“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 […] I loved the placement right from the start and I am delighted to say that they have offered me a job.”

PAuline, Professional Cookery Level 3

Iqra Rashid (a Level 3 Extended Diploma student), did her placement at Childsplay Neighbourhood Nursery in Autumn 2017. The next year, she started working for them full time.

Kristal Illingworth (a Level 1 Applied Science student) did a placement with Robert Town Care Home. She was offered a part-time role with hours to fit around her studies.

“I am buzzing – I have learned so much [on my Holiday Inn placement…] I have picked up new skills and knowledge that will enhance my CV and help my future career prospects.”

Anzela, Travel and Tourism / Catering and Hospitality

Find out more

Our careers service is based in the David Hockney Building.

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