Work Placement

‘Helping to build the skills employers crave’ 

Alongside your academic studies, UCB recognises the importance and values of work-based placement, as part of the your study programme all college students will be required to complete an external placement organised and supported by the Employability Tutors in, hired@UCB.

The rewards and benefits of a work placement fall into many areas, you find many more skills through work and working with people. Work placements helps you build on your self-esteem. Makes you a valued person, makes you appreciate the relevance of what you are studying, it also shows how the skills you have learnt can be applied in relevant and realistic work environments.

If students are passionate about their career choice, work placements are vital.

A set of achievements, skills, understanding and personal attributes makes you more likely to gain employment and be successful in your chosen occupation, which benefits yourself and the work force.

You will gain that added value to your qualification and give you the skills to prepare you for the world of work, life after college, general career advice and support, progression onto Higher Education. 

Student benefits 

  • Enriches CV
  • Enhances a UCAS application and personal statement
  • Develops Employability skills
  • Gives a greater understanding to the world of work
  • Help links with future employment opportunities
  • Helps make relevance of your course and how it can be applies in the work place 

To find out more about the Work Placement opportunities on your course, view the course you are interested via our website. At the top of each course click on the tab ‘Work Placement’.

"We go out on placements, working with children at a nursery school, and this really helps in college. When you go to a nursery you see how children learn and develop through play. You see how teachers observe the children and give them additional help when they need it."

Marshalle Watson - Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF) CACHE Level 2 Certificate