How industry placements help your business

Industry placements are your chance to get a fresh perspective on your organisation and provide support where it's needed most.

Many businesses use industry placements as a stepping stone towards offering apprenticeships.

 Why should I offer an industry placement?

There are many key benefits for businesses offering industry placements.

Here are just six:

  • Extra resource for specific projects
  • Increase capacity
  • Help nurture and develop talent
  • Cost effective recruitment for entry level jobs and apprenticeships
  • Bring in people with imaginative new ideas and different skills
  • Upskill your staff with the chance to mentor a young person

 How long do industry placements last?

Industry placements generally last up to 45 days.

They're for students of all ages, from all different backgrounds and with many different skills and experiences.

The longest industry placements will be offered from September to our T Level students - school leavers who already have a clear idea of their future career. 

 How B&FC supports your industry placements

You’ll receive support at every stage of the process and we will make sure that students are ready to be productive members of your workforce.

We will also support planning the timeline and objectives of the industry placement.

 What placement providers say

Don’t take our word for it, here’s what some of our valued placement providers have to say:

Chameleon Financial Planning

Our student is flying with the work I have given him.

I just hope I have enough to keep him busy! I would recommend anybody to give a chance to placements in the future. It was a pleasure. 

Blackpool Transport

The experience has been extremely positive overall. Longer term placements have distinct advantages, both for the students and for us.

Longer work placements enables meaningful integration for the student into the workplace and enables the students to feel part of the team.

Redwood Engineering

Our current student is good with tools and learns quickly. A great experience, would definitely wish to have a placement again.

We would recommend this to all our colleagues involved in motorsport & engineering.

Knight Rigging Services Group

It’s always good to have fresh un-cynical eyes come in to any industry.

It’s great to see people blossom at the start of their careers with the correct mentoring. The student, although shy and unsure when he started, really found his voice and I saw him develop into a strong member of the team.

Rock FM Cash for Kids

The students bring a fresh perspective and new ways of thinking.

All of the students we have taken have fit in well and produced some great work. 

Offigo

We have provided eight young people with workplace opportunities at Offigo and we have always enjoyed the experience.

They give us their views on being a youngster growing up - which is equally rewarding.

DePuy Synthes

The student was working within IT on a project and made significant contributions to it.

He also helped to make a video for our return to work on social distancing measures put in place during COVID-19.

Novus Rail

The placement has helped prove the importance of team communication.

I believe the placement was beneficial all round and we look to use or recommend placements in the future. 

Barker Booth & Eastwood Limited Solicitors

Our student has settled in well, using her own initiative and getting on well with the team.

It was nice to have someone interested in the role and was able to pick it up quite quickly. The student fitted in well, and we offered them a full time or part time position. 

Piper Music Management

The student brought some great ideas to the company and it was great to get an outside look on the work that we do and how we can improve.

The student fit into our team incredibly well. We would definitely recommend this experience.

 How to arrange an industry placement