Work Placement Process

Once you have secured your work placement the following process will happen

  • A member of the work placement team will make contact with your employer to ensure all the relevant paperwork is in place ready for you to start
  • Once this has been confirmed by the employer. You will receive an email notification confirming your placement.

Before your placement

  • Make sure you have a clear understanding of when, where and duration of your placement.
  • It’s important you know exactly where you need to be on your first day and at what time.
  • If you’re running late, please phone the employer to let them know.
  • If you haven’t already, research the company, that you are attending your placement at. This is a great way to impress your work placement provider by showing that you have an existing knowledge of the business, its products and the market it operates in.
  • Do you need to take anything to your placement such as uniform or equipment?
  • If you do, make sure you have it ready and don’t forget it, it could be the difference between being able to start and attend your placement.

During your Placement

  • Be professional.
  • Make sure you demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience on placement.
  • Make sure you dress and look smart for the job role.
  • Don’t be afraid to contribute your ideas and get involved with as many tasks as you can.
  • It’s important to look interested, show enthusiasm and be committed to making the most of your placement.
  • Treat your work placement as though it’s an interview.
  • Make sure your aware of any special considerations you need to make whilst on placement, in certain settings it may be important to consider confidentiality, health and safety and security.
  • A positive work placement could lead to you gaining a great reference from the employer.
  • Make sure you demonstrate the right attitudes whilst you’re on placement.
  • Be mindful or what an employer would class as inappropriate behaviours this could include using your phone, smoking or discussing personal problems.
  • Work-placement could have the potential to result in a job (full or part time) or even an offer of an apprenticeship.


Other things to think about:

Financial Support, you may be entitled to support with covering the costs of your Work-Placement. See Student Services for more information.

Health and Safety, your health, safety and wellbeing is whilst on Work-Placement is important. Review your Health & Safety tab on GroFar, if any information ask the employer to fill it in when you start your Work Placement.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), if your Work-Placement involves working around young-people or vulnerable adults you may need a DBS Certificate. See Student Services to get help applying for one.