Why work experience?
As a student at The Sheffield College you are likely to complete an element of work experience as part of your study programme. The type of work experience you do and the time it will take will depend 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 Work Placement Co-ordinators are here to help co-ordinate work experience placements for thousands of students each year.
Employers like students with initiative, so make a start once you know your work experience dates. Look for employers in your chosen vocational subject area and make sure you are able to get there if they offer you a placement!
Don’t worry if you don’t find a placement - we're here to help.
What should I ask employers?
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
If your work experience opportunity involves working around young children or vulnerable adults you may 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 work experience is important. You will be given information about this before you visit an employer.
You may be entitled to financial support whilst on work experience if it forms part of your full-time study programme, just enquire at the Student Services reception at your campus.
You will be responsible for organising your own travel to and from your work experience 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 getting around on our Travel page.