WORK EXPERIENCE & EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

All full time students at Wigan & Leigh College will undertake work experience as part of their study programme.

This helps to improve employability skills and get that vital hands on experience .

Some courses have significant work placement to allow students to develop key skills required to have a successful career.

Our committed team will provide guidance and activities for you to follow to find a placement opportunity. Then they will support you and your tutors to ensure it is a safe place to gain an insight into the world of work .

A work placement can show you how your course here at Wigan & Leigh College will help you with your future career plans.

It will also give you the opportunity to:

  • Develop the key skills needed within your career choice
  • Develop your employability skills and professional behaviours.
  • Discover new talents.
  • Strengthen your CV.
  • Improve your knowledge of the industry.



“Our ongoing relationship with the college provides students with real-world site experience and the opportunity to gain invaluable advice and insight from industry professionals.”

Ruth Cobban, Morgan Sindall Group

WORK EXPERIENCE

Wigan & Leigh College is looking for businesses to help support the future workforce and to ensure that young people leave education ready for the workplace.

If your organisation or business could support Wigan & Leigh College in offering a work placement opportunity, please let us know by completing the form below.

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Megan Hardcastle, Level 3 CACHE Diploma Childcare & Education
Megan Hardcastle, Level 3 CACHE Diploma Childcare & Education
Megan did her work placement at Worsley Mesnes Primary School working with year one children. She has since received excellent university offers and wants to become a primary school teacher.
"The course is good and I had lots of opportunities for placement hours. This gave me an advantage when applying for university. Our emerging maths and literacy unit on the course was very helpful to bring into the work setting.”
Andrew Nelson, A Level Professional Honours programme – Applied Medical pathway
Andrew Nelson, A Level Professional Honours programme – Applied Medical pathway
Andrew did two work experience placements while on the programme including working at a day centre and also at Hull Jady accountants.
"I enjoyed my work experience as it made it clear which job industries I would be interested in or not in the future."
Marcus Collier, A Level Professional Honours programme – Engineering pathway
Marcus Collier, A Level Professional Honours programme – Engineering pathway
Marcus has set his sights on becoming a nuclear engineer. He gained some valuable work experience at Safelok.
"This has been a great opportunity to have first-hand experience in the engineering industry and manufacturing process. I have been doing quality assurance checks using different equipment in the workplace including micrometers and vernier callipers and sending design drawings to CNC machines.”