Work placements

Work placements

The work placements we offer at National Star are driven by our aim to support learners in making that crucial step into paid or voluntary employment when they leave college. Every year our Job Mentor team forge strong links with both local and national employers, and we are always interested in establishing new partnerships.

How does a work placement partnership work?

After you have registered your interest in offering a work placement, one of our Job Mentors will visit your business. This gives us the opportunity to discuss your requirements, take a look at the working environment and decide whether there is a learner that matches the role you are looking to fill. Job Mentors can also support employers in carving out roles that are specific to our learners.

Our Job Mentors not only arrange all work placements – ensuring they are the right fit for both learners and employers – but are on hand to provide support and training to both parties during it. This takes the pressure off an employer’s time and resources, and also enables them to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace and become more disability aware.

A lot of employers have concerns about the practicalities of employing people with disabilities. By partnering with National Star and hosting a work placement you have the opportunity to see first-hand what is involved, get to know our learners and benefit from the support and guidance of our Job Mentors. Many of our partners have offered our learners paid and voluntary employment after completion of a placement. Randall & Payne Chartered Accountants and Business Advisory Services did just this; click here to read about their experience.

Find out more

For more information about partnering with National Star to offer a work placement, please contact our Job Mentor Team Leader on 01242 527631 ext. 2744 or chopkins@natstar.ac.uk.

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