Matching students with businesses to provide both short and long-term work placements, Wirral Met College’s friendly, experienced Employer Services team enables businesses to work with the local community, underpinning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies, whilst providing students with the opportunity to learn invaluable on-the-job skills.
THE BENEFITS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
- Inspire the next generation of young people to work in your industry
- Provide development opportunities for existing employees – preparing them to become team leaders and mentors
- Develop your CSR strategy and increase work with the local community
- Nurture young talent within your industry
- Establish a high quality recruitment pipeline, securing tomorrow’s talent today
If you are interested in developing your CSR strategy, increasing your work with the local community, our work experience, supported internships and traineeship services are a great way to work with the young people across the Liverpool City Region.
THE BENEFITS FOR OUR STUDENTS
At Wirral Met College, work experience is an important component of both our full-time programmes and apprenticeships/industry placements. Placements help students to explore their career aspirations whilst providing them with the opportunity to develop invaluable employability skills such as communication, confidence, timekeeping and team work – all genuine experience to build a good CV in today’s competitive job market.
FREQUENTLY ASKED WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT QUESTIONS
Q: What do I need to do as the employer?
A: You simply need to provide a minimum 45 day (315 hour) placement within your organisation that will enable our student/s to shadow colleagues and undertake tasks and projects that will help them build their experience of working in your specific industry. You’ll need to assign one key member of staff who will mentor and support the student during their time with you.
Q: How long are work experience placements?
A: We understand that each business is different so we offer a flexible approach to support our partner employers who wish to provide work experience or industry placements to students in the Liverpool City Region. You can choose to offer 1 or 2 days’ work experience per week over a 5 month period, or you can choose to provide a 6 to 8 week full-time placement.