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Work Placements

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Work Placements enable a young person to spend time on an employer’s premises. Among other things, they will be able to observe the workplace, complete tasks under adult supervision and develop the skills and behaviours required in the workplace.

Work Placements can help young people become aware of careers they have not previously considered, enable them to develop relevant occupational skills and help instill the attitudes and behaviours expected at work.

We are in particular need of employers who can offer work placements in the following areas:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Creative industries

If you would like to offer a work experience placement to one of our students please contact our dedicated Work Placement team on 0115 838 0972 or email

You can read more by downloading the Work Placement Employer Handbook here.

Meet the team

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Tom Walker

Work Placement Team Leader

T: 0115 884 2240

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Stephen Jones

Work Placement Officer – Technology (Automotive, Engineering, Computing)

T: 0115 884 2713

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Jo Gregory

Work Placement Officer – Creative (Art & Fashion, Media and Photography, Music and Performance)

T: 0115 884 2215

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Emma Fountain

Work Placement Officer – Construction

T: 0115 884 2216

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Richard Hodgins

Work Placement Officer

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Jennifer Basi

Work Placement Achievement Coach

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Emma Blomfield

Work Placement Achievement Coach

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Sash Steele

Work Placement Achievement Coach

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Charmaine Prospere

Work Placement Achievement Coach

Case Studies

Short testimonials outlining the positive experience employers have had with a student on a work experience placement.