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We include work experience placements as part of our study programmes.

Work experience placements are included in our full-time study programmes.

Student placements are tailored to suit students' existing qualifications and career aspirations. They are for a minimum of 35 hours, which can be a one-week placement or spread over several weeks. We also have longer (45+ days) industry placements available in some areas.

We work closely with local employers in various sectors to provide work experience opportunities. The benefits to you include:

  • Additional skills to support your workforce.
  • Young people bring new and current ideas.
  • Build your local network to support future recruitment.
  • Share your skills and expertise with young people.
  • Send a positive message to the wider workforce about your organisation's values.
  • Gain free staff support when it suits you best.
  • Support staff development - supervising and coaching young people on work experience offers an excellent opportunity to develop employees' management capabilities.

If you are able to offer meaningful work placements at your organisation we would be interested in hearing from you!

Benefits to employers

  • No cost.
  • The opportunity to gain a free pair of hands when it suits you best.
  • Additional skills to support your workforce.
  • An engaged workforce - providing work experience sends a positive message about the organisation's values to the wider workforce.
  • Excellent support for the local community.
  • Share your skills and expertise with young people.
  • Young people bring new and current ideas.
  • Staff development - supervising and coaching young people on work experience offers an excellent opportunity to develop employees' management capabilities.

Please get in touch with our work experience coordinators for more information.

t 01539 814700
e studentexperience@kendal.ac.uk