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Experience tells us that employers want to recruit students who are “work ready”.

The best way to gain these vital employability skills is by gaining work experience. Volunteering is equally valued by employers who are looking for people with passion and commitment. It is an expectation that all students engage in work experience and volunteering during their time at college.

Work Placements

Some courses, such as T Levels, include significant work placements to allow students to develop key skills required to have a successful career.

A work placement gives students the opportunity to:

  • Gain industry insights
  • Develop the key skills needed within your career choice
  • Develop your employability skills and professional behaviours.
  • Discover new talents.
  • Improve your CV, personal statement or applications
  • Build confidence


We have offered more than 20 students work experience opportunities from Stoke Sixth Form College. I am glad to say that placement students have made vital contributions but most recently two gaming students supported a Games Jam we were hosting and supported two young children over their half-term to learn how to build their first computer game.

Daniel Waterman
Carse & Waterman productions

Work Experiences

Our friendly Futures Team are here to can support you. Book an appointment to see our experienced independent careers advisor.