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Talk to one of our dedicated support team members to find out how West Suffolk College can improve your business.

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All of our placement students have been given a basic training of skills in your industry and can’t wait to join you.

What are Industry Placements?

Industry Placements, formerly known as Work Placements, are being introduced by the Department for Education to give learners on Level 3 Technical education courses the chance to put into practice the knowledge and technical skills they have learnt. Placements provide employers with additional support from a learner studying the relevant course. They will involve a 45-60 day placement in a relevant role with a host employer. We are entering the second stage of development offering Industry Placements before the official roll out of the T Levels.

Why should my business get involved?

Industry Placements, formerly known as Work Placements, are being introduced by the Department for Education to give learners on Level 3 Technical education courses the chance to put into practice the knowledge and technical skills they have

  • Immediate benefits
    • To bring fresh perspective into your business
    • To give your employees opportunities to coach and mentor
  • Long term benefits
    • To help address the current and future skills shortages in your industry
    • To strengthen your recruiting pipeline
    • To inspire the next generation to work in your industry
  • What do I need to do?
    • You will provide a minimum of 45 day work placement for a student studying a course relevant to your business
    • You will arrange this with West Suffolk College some time in the next academic year
    • You will have a line manager who would be responsible for the learner
    • You will provide a safe environment for the learner to work in and opportunities to develop their technical skills within your industry

If you're ready to take on an Industry Placement student, please get in contact with us:

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Phone: Speak to our Industry Placement Co-ordinator on 07919 508 227