The Work Experience Team at Westminster Kingsway College

 

The Work Experience Team is here to ensure that every single student has access to a Work Experience opportunity.

 

We want to help you gain invaluable skills and prepare you for your future career.

 

A compulsory part of your course is to participate in a Work Experience Placement or an Industry Placement:

 

A. Work Experience Placement

A one or two - week work placement at a company that relates to your chosen course, where you will be part of a team in a specific industry and gain an understanding of the world of work while developing employability skills. 

 

B. Industry Placement

 

A 45-day work placement which you will attend 1 day a week throughout the academic year. Prior to starting your placement, you will work closely with a Work Placement Officer and external guests who will prepare you for your placement by hosting sessions on mock interviews, personal branding, CV skills etc.

What are the benefits of a Work Placement?

  • You will gain an understanding of how a business works and get to know about different job roles that exist

  • You will develop transferrable skills which will make you more employable

  • You can add to your CV and get a reference

  • It will help you make an informed decision on what you would like to do in your future career

  • It a chance for you to network and meet industry professionals

 

Some of our current employers:

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