Work placement and work related activities are a great opportunity to get a realistic view of what it might be like to work in that industry or specific job role. Sometimes you might feel you’re not doing enough hands on work, but it’s a chance to see what people do, listen to how they communicate and ask lots of questions.
Other benefits include:
- It helps you to get to grips with working, meeting deadlines and working in a team
- Your placement will enhance your knowledge and help with your course
- It will give you further insights 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.
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.
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.