Work Experience and Industry Placements | Walsall College

Work Experience and Industry Placements

Could your company offer our students an industry placement?

As part of our students’ study programme, all students are required to undertake a high quality and meaningful work experience. 

Work experience provides a vital opportunity for our students to develop their employability skills, enhance their learning, and open their eyes to the world of work. All this helps make our students more employable when they eventually complete their studies with us.

If your company could take on one or more of our students for an industry placement, please get in touch via the form on this page, call us on 01922 651129, or email

What will my company need to do?

  • Provide a minimum of a one-week or 45-day industry placement 
  • Ensure your company can support a student for a minimum of 36 hours per week (for block week industry placement only)
  • Prepare to take on an industry placement student between September to July.
  • Provide a Placement Supervisor, who will supervise and mentor the student for the duration of the placement
  • Liaise with our Health and Safety team to carry out a health and safety assessment.
  • Ensure that the placement is meaningful and supports the students’ 'work readiness'.

We will make things easy for you by:

  • Calling or visiting your company prior to the student starting the placement
  • Providing you with a point of contact at Walsall College
  • Briefing you on the Health and Safety requirements
  • Providing you with a detailed profile of the student before they start the placement
  • Put you in the right direction with regards to how your business needs may fit with other employer-engagement services within the College.  

Benefits of offering work experience:

Read our Employers Guide to Work Experience and learn more about the top reasons to offer an industry placement, including:

  • Benefitting from the fresh ideas an enthusiastic student could bring to your business
  • Identifying and inspiring prospective future employees
  • Supporting your staff to develop their supervision and delegation skills
  • Raising the profile of your business in the wider community

If you would like to support our work experience programme, please complete the form below, contact our Work Experience team on 01922 651129 or email

Click on the case studies below and read how some of the companies we have worked with have benefited from taking students on for industry placements


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