Offer a Work Placement

Offer a Work Placement

Work Experience is an insight into working in industry, where students will have the chance to step into a work place to develop knowledge and transferable skills. Work experience opportunities are available to all students at Lancaster and Morecambe College.

Industrial Placements at LMC

An Industry Placement is a new and innovating way of students being able to enter the work place for an extended period of time. We provide opportunities for students to use the skills they have learnt at College through 315 hours of Industrial Placements over an academic year. Student placements are arranged on a voluntary basis, but some students do get paid.

Through these placements students gain technical skills, develop transferable skills that can be used to gain experience in industrial environments and can gain employment or further their career.

Benefits to your business:

  • Extra resources for your business in day-to-day operations.
  • Enabling your employees to develop management skills through supervising a junior staff member.
  • Explore new ideas and up-to-date best practice from students who are currently training in the industry.
  • Inspire and support the next generation.
  • Access valuable talent who can be employed once they have finished their education.

Work Experience at LMC

"Work Experience" is an insight into the working industry for all learners at Lancaster and Morecambe College. Learners have the chance to take a step into an industry which might not necessarily be achievable at the early start of a learner’s career. For example, a Level 3 Sports student working with Morecambe Football Clubs First Team, or Level 3 Photography student working with a commercial company.

It can help enlighten career choices, provide an opportunity for a young person to network in their chosen industry, and finally help instill the attitudes & skills expected in the workplace.

How do they work?

Learners will have preliminary talks with a work experience co-ordinator and tutors to organise a preferred placement and start dates (if flexible), this will consist of a tutorial session to discuss the importance of different KPIs and what’s appropriate during a placement.

Further to this the co-ordinator will contact an employer and discuss possible placement opportunity with the provider, creating a placement that suits the provider and the learner. Following this conversation, the learner will contact the placement provider to discuss any queries that may be subject to a placement.

What will the Learner achieve?

  • Learners will gain an insight into industry standards, and learn additional values to their course. 
  • It gives an opportunity to experience the working environment in their chosen industry, and is an invaluable experience on the path to achieve a learner’s career choice.
  • Looking into the employability skills of each learner, the learners will have an opportunity to complete thirty hours on a Level 3 course and 50 hours on a Level 2 course, applying skills that are more apparent to the workplace; such as time management.

CONTACT

If you would like any further information please e-mail Anthony Smith our Work Placement Co-ordinator on a.smith2@lmc.ac.uk or call 01524 521333