Inspiring young people to achieve

Work experience provides a vital opportunity for our 16-18 year old students to gain employability skills, enrich their learning and open their eyes to the opportunities ahead of them.

Sandwell College is seeking work experience opportunities for its learners studying the following programmes:

  • Art & Design/Performing Arts
  • Automotive
  • Business Studies
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Fashion
  • Hair/Beauty
  • Interactive Media/Photography
  • Plumbing
  • Public Services
  • Sport
  • Travel

We are also seeking work experience opportunities with professional bodies that can provide experience for our sixth form students in areas such as Midwifery, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Mental Health.


Why should you offer work experience?

Benefits to your business:

  • You can actively address skills shortages in the region
  • You can identify and inspire prospective future employees
  • The opportunity for your staff to develop skills in supervision and delegation
  • Knowledge and ideas transfer from student to your staff
  • It raises the profile of your business in the community
  • It can help you to achieve your CSR objectives by helping to reduce youth unemployment.

Benefits to students:

Work experience provides them with knowledge, skills and experience to help them secure an apprenticeship, employment or further/higher education course following their studies.

  • Work experience can motivate students to do well in their studies and give the opportunity to practice theory learnt in the classroom
  • It provides students with greater knowledge of organisations and careers and can raise aspirations
  • It is a great opportunity to practice and develop employability skills
  • It builds self confidence.

There are a number of different ways you can help students to experience the world of work and we would be delighted to hear from you if you can offer any of the options to our students.

Think you can help?  Contact us via or call 0121 667 5074.

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