You won’t just spend your time in the classroom at Warrington & Vale Royal College; you’ll be out in the real world, working alongside employers and gaining valuable experience. We are passionate about making sure our students are ready for work when they leave us, which is why work placements and work related activity are an important part of your time here.
Benefits of work placement include:
- Great for your CV
- It will help you to understand what will be expected of you when you start work; getting there on time, meeting deadlines and working in a team
- It will enhance your knowledge and help you with your course
- It will give you a further insight into the job and industry you dream of working in
- It’s a great foot in the door and will mean you’re already on the company’s radar when job opportunities come up – many of our students go on to secure work with the companies they have previously carried out placements with.
Our experienced Work Placement Team is on hand to help you when it comes to organising placements, but we also encourage students to find their own.
Feedback from students
We get lots of great feedback about work placement from our students:
88% enjoyed their experience whilst on work placement.
79% of students found the tasks they were given whilst on placement either very good or excellent
67% felt that their confidence improved
68% felt that their communication skills improved
62% felt their placement helped them beneficial to their career progression
82% felt that their placement was either excellent or very good.
Feedback from employers
Feedback from employers is great. Below are some of the scores our employers have given our students who completed work experience with them.
We actively encourage our learners to take part in volunteering to enhance their work related activity, confidence and their CV. Working closely with Warrington Voluntary Action there are lots of great volunteering options available to our students, click here for more information.
Here’s what some of our students are saying about work placements…