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Student Work Experience/Placements

Helping young people in our community to progress and succeed.

All our full time courses require students to take part in work-related activities, work experience and/or industrial placements.

First-hand experience of the work place is vital to a student’s training. It helps young people make up their minds about their future and develop the confidence and skills they need to get their career off the ground. 

There are also many benefits to employers, from answering skills shortages, becoming a real part of the community, a chance to see how potential employees suit your organisation’s culture.

What are we looking for?

Employers who are prepared to support the initiative by offering work experience placements to young people. We have a dedicated team of work placement officers who can support and guide you through the process.

What does it cost your business?

Absolutely nothing! It only requires a little of your time and minimum administration – and could make a real difference to the life of a young person. And who knows they could potentially even be your next star recruit.

Becoming a supporter

So, if your business could benefit from an extra pair of free hands, please call 0191 518 8318 or email enquiries@eastdurham.ac.uk