Our students regularly engage with employers as part of their course – whether that is through work experience or placements, trips and visits, hearing talks from employers or working on live employer briefs. We believe it's vital that students engage with a range of employers as part of their course, learning important work skills and seeing for themselves the opportunities and careers available.
In addition, you can visit the Opps in Bucks website where Schools, colleges and businesses work together to prepare young people for career choices and help them to develop skills for the workplace.
Take on an Apprentice!
At Buckinghamshire College Group we work closely with employers for the benefit of our students, businesses and the local community. We are the largest provider of apprenticeship training in the area and also provide bespoke training solutions for local employers to help upskill your workforce and increase productivity.
We see our partnerships with employers as a two-way relationship, and many local businesses contribute a huge amount to our students in terms of offering work placements or providing live briefs or talks and demonstrations. You can find more details on our services for employers below and also further information on how you could work with us to support our work in preparing young people for their careers.
Work Experience Works!
We're looking for forward-thinking local employers who would be willing to provide work experience for Buckinghamshire College Group students. Work experience opportunities are vital for students to gain an understanding of the world of work. By hosting one or more of our students you would be giving young people a great opportunity and bringing benefits to your own business as well.
Work experience placements are flexible and can be arranged to fit with your requirements, whether you're able to offer a placement for just a few hours a week or would prefer a student to work a full day each week for a period of six months.
Lots of jobs can help students gain valuable transferable skills, so even if your industry doesn't directly relate to a student's course, it can still be hugely beneficial on both parts. Offering work experience could also offer a fantastic way to meet potential candidates for apprenticeships or even employment on the completion of the student's course.
How Else Can You Help?
We're also seeking employers who would be willing to engage with College students in a range of ways to improve employability skills. For example:
- Guest speaker sessions for employability and/or enterprise
- Mentoring of students
- Visits to your organisation
- Live assignment briefs for students to work on
- Enterprise workshops
- Contributing to employer forums regarding curriculum design
- Contributing to careers events at College
- Sponsoring student employability awards
Plus anything else you feel would benefit our students in terms of preparing them for the world of work.