Offer work experience placements to young people and help to develop their skills within your industry.
By offering our students a work experience placement within your business, you will have the opportunity to develop your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies, whilst providing young people with a valuable work based learning experience.
The benefits of offering placements within your business
Aside to developing your business’ CSR strategy, 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. Your employees will also benefit from a free development opportunity, preparing them to become team leaders and managers within your business by supervising a student on placement.
The benefits of work experience placements for young people
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.
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 flexible as per your preference, from one or two days per week over a five-month period, or a six to eight week full-time placement. Work experience placements should last a minimum of 45 days or 315 hours.
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.