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News: Keep­ing our stu­dents safe on work placement

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Not­ting­ham Col­lege seeks to offer as many of our stu­dents as pos­si­ble, the chance of work expe­ri­ence or a work place­ment, as part of their stud­ies with us. Our ded­i­cat­ed Work Expe­ri­ence team works with hun­dreds of employ­ers to devel­op expe­ri­ence of work oppor­tu­ni­ties for our stu­dents, whether they be live briefs, expe­ri­ence on site or in an office, or through a for­mal work place­ment which could be any­where up to three months. 

We enjoy a long­stand­ing rela­tion­ship with Keep­moat Homes, a top 10 home builder with a nation­wide rep­u­ta­tion for qual­i­ty afford­able homes. The team based at The Edge in Not­ting­ham have start­ed wel­com­ing back stu­dents to take part in work expe­ri­ence activ­i­ties, one of the first of our employ­er part­ners to do so. 

To keep their staff, and our stu­dents, safe they have imple­ment­ed a num­ber of mea­sures which meet the Con­struc­tion Lead­er­ship Council’s guide­lines as well as the Government’s guidelines.

In addi­tion to one-way sys­tems, increased hand wash­ing sta­tions and extra signs, every­one going on sites, includ­ing work place­ment stu­dents, must com­plete a COVID-19 site induc­tion mod­ule. Keep­moat Homes has embraced a con­sis­tent approach, ensur­ing the stan­dards remain the same for stu­dents as they would for employ­ees. This is encour­aged as stu­dents gain real-world’ expe­ri­ences of the con­struc­tion indus­try and learn about the changes organ­i­sa­tions have had to make in response to COVID-19.

Our pri­or­i­ty is keep­ing every­one work­ing on or vis­it­ing our devel­op­ments safe. The addi­tion­al mea­sures we have imple­ment­ed in response to COVID-19 allow us to con­tin­ue pro­vid­ing work expe­ri­ence place­ments so stu­dents can use and devel­op the skills and knowl­edge they have gained at college. 

Char­lene Withall — Social and Eco­nom­ic Impact Man­ag­er with Keep­moat Homes

Along­side the changes imple­ment­ed by Keep­moat Homes, Not­ting­ham Col­lege have also made changes to the Pre-Place­ment Employ­er Checks com­plet­ed with employ­ers. The changes ensure the employer’s poli­cies and pro­ce­dures have been ade­quate­ly updat­ed to min­imise the risk of COVID-19 infec­tion and have been com­mu­ni­cat­ed to all employ­ees, includ­ing any stu­dents on work place­ment. In addi­tion the Col­lege has also put in its own mea­sures to keep stu­dents safe whilst on cam­pus too.

For more infor­ma­tion about how you can col­lab­o­rate with Not­ting­ham Col­lege to pro­vide work place­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties please con­tact work.​placements@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk or find out more on our web­site.

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  • 17th September 2020 (4:29 PM)
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