Work Experience Placements Oaklands College St Albans and HarpendenThe City of Expertise has been approached by Oaklands College.  They are looking to match their A level students with professional services employers with Work Experience Placements for a week from 13 November (30 – 40hrs).  The experiences are designed to complement their studies.  The majority of students are seeking specific roles in accountancy, legal, finance, HR, marketing and media.

Students at Oaklands College have boosted the local economy in Hertfordshire and beyond, by donating over 100,000 hours in work experience placements.

Whether it was stepping up to the pass in a Michelin star restaurant, fitness testing with firefighters, donning a hard hat for a major local construction project or even presenting a live brief in front of Royalty – Oaklands College students clocked up the impressive total supporting over 700 local business and organisations in the county and beyond this past academic year.

Despite a mandatory amount of work experience hours required as part of any study programme, many of the Oaklands College students chose to continue their personal development with additional hours in their chosen placement.

Currently whilst at College students undertake a minimum number of hours of work experience which varies depending on their level of study. Whether the placement is sourced by the student or by the College, details are logged and verified with employers and tutors via The Edge, the in-house team dedicated to work experience opportunities at College.

Oaklands College Principal Zoe Hancock said: “Work experience is invaluable in giving students the skills, experience and confidence they need to ‘Take on the World’ in life after College and we work hard to forge links to support local employers in Hertfordshire.

“By partnering the theoretical and practical experience of our study programmes with a real-life industry placement, we give our students that extra edge when making that first step on the career ladder, as well as give a little back to the local economy.”

If you can help please contact Stephen Bewick at Oaklands College.