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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.
"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.
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.
If you would like any further information please e-mail Anthony Smith our Work Placement Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01524 521333