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Industry Placements

Industry placements allow
students to progress further
  • My industry placement has changed my future plans. I recommend a placement as it has helped me in my college course, I am able to utilise the skills from my placement into my coursework. My placement has provided me with extra training that I can use for my future career.

What are industry placements?

Industry placements require you to complete 46-60 days of placement (equivalent to a minimum of 315 hours) as part of your course. There is a dedicated Industry Placement team who work with local employers and organisations from all sectors to be able to offer you high quality placement choices.

Industry placements allow you to improve your technical skills and allow you to become experienced in what you are learning in college in a workplace setting.

As part of your industry placement you will be required to take part in reviews with your Industry Placement Officer, this will help highlight all the new skills you have, as well as, helping you set further goals to achieve.

  • My placement has helped with my communication skills. It has also helped develop the skills learned in college in real life.

Student FAQs answered...

Who are the Industry Placement Team?

The Industry Placement team are here to help you find the best possible placement. We provide advice and guidance on the different employers we work with, we also have a dedicated vacancy website to show you the latest placements we have on offer.

We can help you find a placement or support you in finding your own placement. We also ensure that the jobs you will be doing on placement relate well to your course and will allow you to develop your skills. We can help you to create a CV and help with interview tips and mock interviews. Our team has an open door policy so you can always drop into our office whenever you have a question.

Get in Touch with our Industry Placement Officers

Aysha Hussain – aysha.hussain@calderdale.ac.uk | 07976649600

Ellice Hey – ellice.hey@calderdale.ac.uk | 07974824380

Qais Ejaz – Qais.Ejaz@calderdale.ac.uk | 07980685432

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What are the benefits?

  • Developing your soft skills such as organisation and communication, this will help you stand out when you are applying for jobs after college
  • Industry placements match the course you are taking at college, this means you are gaining worthwhile real-life work experience
  • Learning more about your industry and sector, as well as gaining lots of new contacts
  • Identify what sort of job you would like to do after college and what sort of organisation you would like to work for
  • You will be increasing your employability as you are able to showcase the new skills and experiences you gain to employers
  • You may potentially secure a job or an apprenticeship with your employer, you will also be able to gain a reference for future job applications
  • Industry Placements are a great opportunity for portfolio evidence!

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Are you an employer?

Learn more about the benefits for employers and how to get involved with our Industry Placements Scheme.