Getting You Ready For Work

We work closely with employers across Sheffield and the region to make sure the skills you develop are the exact skills and industry-specific knowledge that will help you shine throughout your career.

Getting You Ready For Work

We create opportunities for you to:

  • work on live projects
  • take part in masterclasses
  • visit employers at their place of work
  • undertake industry placements and much more

To help you gain the career experience that you need to go further, we support you to build and develop key employability skills, confidence and your CV to make sure you’re ready for work. 

You will work closely with our Work-related Activity Team who will support you to participate in one or more of the below activities: 

Industry placements 

Industry Placements give you an exciting opportunity to put your learning into practice, develop your technical skills and gain unrivalled experience. Your placement will be closely linked to a job role that matches your study programme and career aspirations. 

Industry Tasters 

Industry Tasters are an introduction to the workplace and allow you to experience what it is like to do a certain job by working alongside, and be supervised by, staff who are already doing it. Tasters may be a project that you work on with an external employer. 

Enrichment activities 

Doing the things that you enjoy outside of college will develop skills such as commitment, good citizenship, initiative, leadership and team spirit. We fit these activities into your timetable to give you the best chance to continue your development. 

Preparing for self-employment 

Fancy yourself as an entrepreneur or future business owner? Our Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Business and Enterprise Academy will teach you more about risk-taking, finances, planning, media and marketing. Giving you the opportunity to be bold and creative, enterprise will be a great choice of enrichment activity

Just to give you an idea, this year our students have had the opportunity to work with the following companies:

  • ARM
  • City Taxis
  • Department for Education
  • Drop Dead Clothing
  • Ecco Theatre Arts
  • Galliford Try
  • Heeley City Farm
  • JE James
  • MAG Orthotics Ltd
  • Mercure Hotel
  • Playmania
  • Premier Inn
  • Sheffield Children's Hospital
  • NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield International Venues
  • Sheffield Sports Stadiums
  • Sheffield United Football Club
  • Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
  • SUMO Digital
  • Universal Office Products
  • Vets For Pets

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