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.