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Students in their second year are given the opportunity to complete a Work Experience Placement. Student placement times vary hugely throughout the college. Some students may undertake just a one hour placement, whereas other students will do at least half a day. Each student has the appropriate amount of support during placement, with some needing 1:1 support to have a successful work placement, whereas others may start with 1:1 support which is reduced over time allowing the student to become more independent. We review our placements with students, support staff and employers, this review process can result in a number of outcomes including early termination on placement, change of employer, change of staffing and extensions. 

 

To find the Work Experience information that is most suited to you please view the options below;

 

 

Information for employers

How can you help?

Industry Visits
You could offer our students a chance to visit your place of work for an Industry Visit. Industry Visits are really beneficial as many of our students have not experienced work before and don't know what a 'work place' looks like. Having the opportunity to see different places of work can inspire and educate our students. Visits are typically two hours duration, we only require a guide, as communication support is provided by our own staff.

Work Experience
You could offer Work Experience. We usually ask employers for half a day a week for a minimum of six weeks. Students are often supported by a member of staff from CSCD, as most of our students do require communication support, when out at work experience. You will be supported by the work experience nteam, who are on hand to answer any questions.

Supported Internship
A supported internship is a one-year course and runs during term-time, four days a week, two days at college and two days with an employer. At the end of the programme individuals will be supported to search for jobs, apply for jobs and go to interviews. The aim of a supported internship is to support learners with a disability into paid full-time or part-time employment. This is done through a work placement based at the employer's premises and studying towards appropriate qualifications - such as English and maths.

Your support would be hugely appreciated by our students and feedback from employers we currently work with is that having students in the work place has a positive effect on staff morale.

Please contact suzie.beaumont@cscd.ac.uk

Quotes from employers

 

Here are some useful links;

http://www.spreadthesign.com/

http://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

http://www.autism.org.uk/

http://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities/work

 

 

Information for parents

We offer an employability course and embed employability skills throughout the curriculum such as team and leadership skills and good time keeping.

We invite guest speakers and employers to talk to students, on a regular basis. This widens student's knowledge of the opportunities available for progressing into a variety of sectors. Students are invited to attend Industry Visits to see various industry sectors, observe and ask questions.

Students will take part in mock interviews with professionals from a range of industries. Students are invited to carry out a work experience placement that is meaningful and relevant, linked to individual student's long term goals, interests and vocational study programme. Students are supported to succeed at work experience. Most work placements are for half a day a week for a minimum of six weeks. Our students often attend two or more placements to give a broad range of experience.

 

Here are some useful links;

www.nationalcareersservice.org.uk

www.gov.uk/access-to-work

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

www.careersadviceforparents.org

www.autism.org.uk

www.spreadthesign.com

 

Information for Students

We are the people, who will organise your work experience placement;

Suzie Beaumont Colin Tidmarsh

We offer an employability course and embed employability skills throughout the curriculum such as team and leadership skills and good time keeping.

On a regular basis, we invite guest speakers and employers to talk to you. This is so you can learn about the different jobs that people do to help you think about your future and the type of job you might want to do.

You will be invited to attend Industry Visits to see various different work places and look around and ask questions.

You will take part in mock interviews to prepare you for when you might take part in a real interview.

You will be invited to do some work experience. You will be supported at work experience and msot work placements are for half a day a week for a minimum of six weeks. You will be involved in choosing the right work experience placement for you.

 

Useful links:

http://www.gov.uk/access-to-work

http://www.autism.org.uk/

http://www.spreadthesign.com/