Industry Placements

Industry placements have been introduced by the Department for Education to give 16-19 year old students on technical/vocational courses the chance to put into practice the knowledge and practical skills they have gained from a college course. This is in preparation for the roll out of T-Levels in 2020 and beyond.

Placements provide employers with extra support for their business from a student studying on a relevant course. The placement is a minimum of 50 days but can be longer if this suits the student and employer. The student and employer receive support from an appointed member of college staff before, during and after the placement to ensure everything works well.


Fresh Perspective

Hosting a 16-18 year old student on an Industry Placement in your organisation is a great opportunity to introduce a fresh perspective, new ideas and the energy and enthusiasm of someone who is keen to both learn and contribute.

Workforce Development

Hosting students for an extended period is a great chance to offer your employees a mentoring/coaching role to help develop their leadership skills at no cost to you.

Extra Help

You will be matched with a student/students who have been developing the skills and knowledge to work in your industry and so will be able to offer genuine contribution to your business aims and with some mentoring and initial induction to the role, will be able to help with the day-to-day tasks that you and your company need to achieve.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Boost the social value of your company by supporting young people to develop skills in the real world, as an extension of their studies, through participating in a high-profile Government pilot.

Brand promotion

College of Suffolk is keen to positively promote the brands of our employer partners in a range of different ways.

Talent Pipeline

Through becoming an Industry Placement partner, you will be making a real contribution to the development of the local future talent pipeline and can start to meet, develop and appraise potential employees of tomorrow, today.