What is an Industry Placement?
Industry placements play a big part in preparing young people for the world of work. It is a valuable addition to their learning programme and allows them to put theoretical skills into practice. For the employer, it is a great opportunity to bring in extra resource, fresh ideas and scout for future talent.
What do Industry Placements entail?
Unlike work experience, students on industry placements stay within the business for longer than just 1 or 2 weeks. Students are expected to complete 315 hours during their placement, and this work is unpaid unless the employer would like to pay a wage or contribute toward travel expenses.
When do Industry Placements take place?
Full time courses at Cambridge Regional College are 3 days a week, leaving 2 days a week for industry placement and students will only be expected to work at their placements during term time.
For more information about hosting a student for an industry placement, please contact us.