The Coleg’s work placement officers arrange the placements for students. Our officers have contacts with over 100 employers and they arrange placements in consultation with each individual student.
Our officers contact all (main/incentive) scholarship recipients during the second year of their degree in order to hold a placement consultation and to invite them to a work experience workshop.
The workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the scheme and the available opportunities. During the workshop, employability experts will offer advice on the importance of an effective CV and how to succeed in the world of work.
Applying for work experience
Officers will ensure that each student receives a ‘Work Experience Application Form’. Once the student has completed and returned the form, the student and work experience officer will go through a process of consultation in order to arrange a placement that matches the interests and aspirations of the student. Arrangements will be put in place once suitable dates have been discussed (usually over the summer recess between the second and third year).