Industry Placements

Industry Placements

Industry placements give learners the opportunity to develop their practical and technical skills in a role directly relevant to their study programme.

They also give employers the chance to ensure that young people are developing the skills and experience that industry needs.

At Coventry College, we are looking for employers across all sectors to work with us to offer industry placements.

Benefits to your business could include:

  • Developing staff mentoring and management skills
  • Improving the recruitment pipeline for your business
  • Giving opportunities to young people from a wide range of backgrounds, leading to a more diverse workforce
  • Bringing in new and imaginative ideas
  • Building partnerships with local training providers
  • Tapping into new talent for the future
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The Industry Placements Team

Our dedicated industry placement team aims to strengthen links between learners and employers.

The team helps to match learners with suitable placements in workplaces which relate to their areas of study (some study programme students only require 20 hours work experience for each academic year).

Based in the College’s Employer Engagement and Sales area, the team develops relationships with employers and works closely with them from the start to finish of a placement and links with college curriculum areas to ensure each learner’s work placement is tailored to reflect their college programme.

Our team members include:

If you can support by offering an industry placement opportunity in your business, please email industryplacements@coventrycollege.ac.uk or call 02476 791700.

What employers who’ve offered placements say

Learners visited us before the placements started and to agree the structure of the programme.

The group were exemplary. They were all well prepared, keen to learn and enjoyed what they were doing and also communicated well with staff and residents.

We were very happy with the placements which were a very positive experience for us and we are hoping to accommodate more learners in the future.

Abtar Sanga
Earlsdon Park Village

We view work experience and industry placements as valuable life experience for associates and managers within our business and for the learners themselves. Work experience gives the learner an insight into how a place of work operates and highlights their strengths and weaknesses within certain areas.

The hospitality industry is vast in everything that is has to offer and it is wise to identify which areas the individual enjoys and can develop within. Placements give the individual a chance to look at multi-skills and also provides our staff with valuable skills in teaching and confidence in supervising. Work experience combines training and teamwork and enables our associates to teach Marriott skills to willing learners

Charlie Papworth
Human Resources Manager
Marriott Forest of Arden

Allen Ford are pleased to support learners with work experience opportunities, giving them an insight into our business and practical experience alongside the theory they learn at college.

Coventry College have helped us enormously with our recruitment drive for technicians. Giving learners the opportunity to work is a great result and Jas Atwal and the wider college team have been very supportive to make this happen.

Lynn Walster
Group Aftersales Training Manager
Allen Ford