External Work Placements Update: In light of the national lockdown and following updated guidance published on the 08/01/20, the college will minimise work placements, where it is not possible to complete the work placement from home, and follow the stay at home guidance. The college will continue to review this guidance and provide updates.
All of our full-time students will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement which is related to their area of study. At Brooklands College, we have also been selected by the Department for Education to run extended industry work placements which will form part of the new T Levels from 2020. In addition to our standard work experience, students on vocational and technical study programmes at levels 2 and 3 could be able to access a longer placement which is:
My British Airways Work Experience
by Natassia Ive
During my work experience I visited British Airways Headquarters, The Training Centre and Terminal 5. I had a tour of the Heritage Museum where I got to see British Airways history of 100 years, and how the aviation and the uniform has changed since. In the training centre, I got to see all of the simulators where the pilots and cabin crew train. I also got to speak to a lot of people in British Airways about what they do within the company and how they meet customer needs.
For many students, the extended work placement will lead to an offer of an Apprenticeship or permanent employment with the same employer once they complete their courses. The placements provide a fantastic opportunity for students to access work places in their chosen industries while they are still honing their craft and to make an impression on potential employers. It also provides a great addition to a CV and could give them the edge over other candidates in an increasingly competitive job market.
Some of the benefits of a placement include an opportunity for the student to:
The Industry Placements team are located in the library or you may contact us for further information:
Tel: 01932 797898