Work experience and industry placements are a short-term experience of employment. As part of a student’s college life, it is imperative that we ensure you are ready for the world of work.
The first year of any study program start with “Placement Readiness”
As part of your course, there will be regular tutorials and information available on the student portal about employability skills and the do’s and don’ts of the world of work.
Students on the first year of their study program take part in our virtual work experience Level Up, which was introduced in 2020. This virtual program, exclusive to NSCG, covers all skills and practices for the world of work. It ensures all students can be “placement ready” before actively seeking a work placement or apprenticeship.
The upskilling program includes:
- Finding a Placement
- How to approach employers about work opportunities
- Time management
- How to dress appropriately for the work place
- How to interact with employers and new colleagues
- CV Writing skills
- Apprenticeships and University
- Employability session
- Looking at the future!
View our guide for sourcing work placements here.
"I have found all of the modules very useful. The videos were a great help to increase my knowledge of work placements and help boost my confidence. It was a pleasure participating in and completing the given tasks and I will definitely use the skills I’ve gained."Nathan Martin
The 2nd year of study and beyond...
Once you have completed the work readiness program, you will be required to take part in a minimum of 3 days in a work experience environment that is relevant to your course.
The minimum of 3 days work placement requirement is for each year at college after year 1.
We believe that placements help
- Enhance your CV
- Builds confidence
- Allows a students to gain references and contacts within the industry
- Putting what you are learning at college into practice
- Allows you to add more to a university personal statement
- Helps define career paths
Take a look at our case studies to see why work placements are so fantastic!
If you need help and support – contact the work placement team