Updated: Friday, April 3rd 2020
All students and staff are studying and working remotely from home, following the latest government advice. All college buildings are closed except for City Campus nursery, which is currently supporting some children of frontline workers.
Be kind. Be safe. Be smart. Please stay at home, look out for one another, and continue to follow official advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19).
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For more information:
Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
As a student at The Sheffield College you will be encouraged to spend time with an employer in a real life working environment as part of your study programme. This could be experience of work or an industry placement, depending on what kind of course you are studying.
What's in it for me?
When do I need to start thinking about it?
Now! Our Industry Placement Coaches help co-ordinate placement opportunities for thousands of students each year - you could be next!
Our Employability Skills Coaches will also be on hand to support you with site visits, project work, voluntary opportunities and will be able to support you to find the right employer.
Employers like students with initiative, so be proactive and if you feel confident enough, make a start sourcing an Industry Placement. Look for employers in your chosen vocational subject area and make sure you are able to travel there.
Don’t worry if you can't find a placement right away – we can help you!
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
If your Industry Placement opportunity involves working around young children or vulnerable adults you will need a DBS Certificate. College staff will be able to help you with this – check with your tutor if you need any advice or guidance around applying for a DBS check.
Health and safety
Your health, safety and welfare whilst on placement is important. You will be given information about this before you visit an employer.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
The college offers a wide range of assistance to students with additional needs when out on placement. We believe that all students should have an equal chance of success and we can offer specialist learning support, equipment and resources to help you succeed.
Students with additional needs include those who have physical or mobility difficulties, a visual or hearing impairment, communication and learning difficulties such as autism and dyslexia, medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes and heart disease, and mental health difficulties such as depression. You will need to complete a disability disclosure form so that your needs can then be assessed and the appropriate support put in place.
You may be entitled to financial support whilst on work experience if it forms part of your full-time study programme, please enquire at the Student Services reception at your campus for more information.
You will be responsible for organising your own travel to and from your placement. The good news is, there's loads of inexpensive travel options available to you as a student of The Sheffield College.
You can find all the information you need about the different travel options available to you here.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about work-related activity or work experience placements you can contact us via:
T: 0114 260 2600