Work placements involve FE and HE students working full-time for an employer for up to 12 months as part of their course, before returning to college to finish their qualifications. Benefits to students include gaining confidence, skills and work experience, while for employers, placements can help strengthen local community links, offer staff valuable supervisory experience and provide the company with fresh insight and new skills. It’s also a great way to recruit suitable candidates. Click on the links below to find out more.
Learn about this scheme which provides employers with funding to create jobs for 16 to 24-year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding that covers wages and contributions.
Sussex Council of Training Providers
A local network of training providers offering information and advice on government-funded training opportunities such as apprenticeships, traineeships and other work-based learning.
Work experience for disabled people
An employer’s guide to the Jobcentre Plus scheme that enables you to offer practical and financial support (via a government grant) to help disabled people start or stay in work. It includes information on who is eligible for support, costs involved, support available and how employees can apply.