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Weston College supports business with successful industry placement scheme

Weston College runs a successful industry placement scheme which supports employer partners to identify potential future talent.

Industry placements are designed to bridge the gap between education and the world of work. At Weston College the ethos is creating brighter futures and this applies to both learners and employers. Industry placements are highly beneficial for both parties, with employers gaining the opportunity to find fresh talent, that they can develop and nurture into the future leaders of their business; whilst students gain insight in their chosen industry, as well as the opportunity to develop their skills, and prove themselves to an employer (many employers view this as an extended job interview, to truly understand the personality and skillset of a potential employee).

Employer feedback has also suggested that our learners provide vital support, enhancing business output through their diverse skills and fresh ideas.

The college is always looking to support businesses across all sectors through industry placements, and match skilled students to employers. Weston College has had great success through placements, some of the highlights have included:

  • Employer’s paying learners to work additional hours due to their quality
  • Learners developing websites, videos and brands
  • Learners gaining full-time employment on completion of their placement

The college is now accepting requests from employers looking to offer an industry placement with learners, with students studying a wide range of subject areas from IT and media to engineering and animal care.

The college’s in-house work placement team works closely with businesses to identify their needs and any gaps that could be filled by student placements, as well as continuous support throughout the placement itself.

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Article written by: Amber Clark, Work Placement Officer (pictured).

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