What is a work placement?

  • 30-hour placement over five days
  • 45-day industry placement (1–2 days per week)
  • The tasks completed during the placement must link to the student’s learning outcomes

Benefits to you - the employer

  • Develop the skills and experience of a Level 1, 2 or 3 student with possible future recruitment in mind
  • Use the placement as a trial for taking on an apprentice
  • Secure future talent to recruit the best students for your business
  • Gain a young fresh perspective on your working practices
  • No financial cost
  • Free promotion of placement and your business
  • Full support with your extended work experience placement is provided.
" It’s great to have an excellent relationship with the college ... in the Indian restaurant trade it’s very difficult getting chefs, therefore work experience students help us to scout for and train chefs. The placement programme is perfect as it gives both the employer and employee a chance to see if they can fit in the organisation. "
Faz Ahmed, Owner and Head Chef / The Akash
" Both myself and the general manager would like to compliment you on the great calibre of students that you have sent to us over the last couple of weeks, both have shown a great will to learn and have shown interest in learning and the hotel itself. They have been great ambassadors for the college. "
Andrew Maunder, Human Resources Manager / Marriott International
“The thing I liked best was learning about the variety of roles and different jobs Vodafone have in their workplace. I discovered surprising jobs that not many people know about.”
Hallie Scobie

Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Software Development)
Completed the Vodafone Innovators Virtual Work Experience placement

“There are loads of different types of engineering, so our course can be quite broad. We learn all about marine, mechanical, electrical and aeronautical engineering.”
Connie Sheeran

Level 3 Extended Diploma in General Engineering
Completed a 45-day industry placement with infrastructure consultancy firm Mitie

“I gained a lot of experience, not just in welding but in the environment. It gives a good insight into the way the working world works.”
Alex Sisman

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering
Placement provider: ICEE, Waterlooville

If you're interested in becoming a work placement partner, please contact us by calling 023 9238 3131 or emailing workexperience@copc.ac.uk

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