Can you offer work experience placements to young people and help to develop their skills within your industry?

Work experience is an important component of our study programmes and placements allow students to explore their career aspirations with companies in the local community. You can help them to develop valuable employability skills such as communication, confidence, timekeeping and teamwork, enabling them to build a good CV in today’s competitive job market.


The benefits of offering placements within your business

Aside from developing your business’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies, offering work experience placements will allow your business to inspire the next generation, nurture talent and establish a high quality recruitment pipeline of potential candidates for future vacancies.

By supervising a student on placement, your employees also benefit from developing their skills and experience in coaching and mentoring, which will prepare them to become team leaders and managers within your business. 

Work experience is an important component of our study programmes and placements allow students to explore their career aspirations with companies in the local community. You can help them to develop valuable employability skills such as communication, confidence, timekeeping and teamwork, enabling them to build a good CV infor today’s competitive job market.


T Levels

Developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to the meets the needs of industry, T Levels prepare young people for their future career.

During this two-year qualification, equivalent to three A Levels, 80% of a young persons' time is spent in the classroom and 20% of their time is spent on a 45 days (315 hours) industry placement with an employer. 

Work Experience

Designed for our students aged 16-18 on study programmes, work experience placements are for 1-2 days per week across the academic year, one or two weeks in a block, or one day per week over an agreed number of weeks.

During the placement, the employer will help the young person to develop upon the skills and knowledge they have learnt in college, preparing them for a future in the industry.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my responsibilities as an employer?

    You will need to assign one key member of staff who will mentor and support the student during their placement at your business. The placement should include tasks and projects to help the student build their experience of working in your industry, as well as sessions shadowing key roles within your organisation.

  • How long are industry placements?

    • Industry Placements are for students aged 16-18 on study programmes or T Level programmes and involve between 45-60 days (315+ hours) in the workplace, flexible to meet the employer’s needs, from one or two days per week over a 5 month period, or a 6-8 week full-time placement.
    • Work experience placements are for 1-2 days per week across the academic year, one or two weeks in a block, or one day per week over an agreed number of weeks.


Employers we work with


Expand the work you do within the local community by offering industry placements.

Wirral Met College will support you every step of the way, offering a personal service that you can rely on.

Poly

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