Industry Placements

Students on some of our courses are expected to gain around 50 days significant industry placement in a business relevant to their study programme.

This means your business can benefit from having a part-qualified student assisting in your workplace, using the skills they are learning at college. Not only will they be specifically trained for your industry, but they will bring fresh new ideas with them.

We are always looking for mentors and employers to assist the students by offering good quality industry placements for our students therefore. If you can offer long-term placements for our students, we would love to hear from you. 

The placement can be paid if you wish, but this is not necessary as it is part of the student’s study programme. What is key, is that students gain the opportunity to work in a commercial setting and engage with clients and other trained professionals and become career-ready. 

Our students come from all over South East London, Bexley, Sevenoaks and Medway, as well as Dartford and Gravesend, so we would welcome any organisations able to offer placements in these areas.

We have a dedicated team of professionals who will support you through the recruitment of your ideal placement student, matching their skills with the requirements of your organisation. They will discuss objectives with you prior to the placement beginning to ensure the student understands the goals to achieve during the period.

The business development team will also support the student throughout the placement with regular visits and monitoring and will ensure that both you and the student are happy with progress. 

The industry placement scheme is open to students on Level 3 courses who have already been at College for at least 1 year and are therefore part-skilled before they enter the workplace. Students are also given pre-employment training to ensure they understand workplace etiquette, communications and are equipped with employability skills. 

Progression routes for students after completion of their course include apprenticeship programmes or full-time employment. The placement scheme therefore gives employers the opportunity to have a student in the workplace, who ultimately you may consider for one of these progression routes into your organisation.
 

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If you can assist with helping our students become career-ready, please contact us to discuss business@northkent.ac.uk or call 01322 629400