Northampton College searching for county businesses willing to provide work experience placements for students

Northampton College building in Booth Lane
Northampton College building in Booth Lane

Companies across Northamptonshire are being invited to get involved in a new project to give students real life experience in the world of work.

Northampton College has launched the ‘100 companies in 100 days’ campaign – aimed at getting 100 local businesses to sign up to offering work experience to its students.

The placements can be in the form of a set number of days per week or in weekly blocks.

James Whybrow, assistant principal at Northampton College said: “Work placements are becoming increasingly important for our students.

“Employers want to see real life experience away from the classroom and we want to work with local companies to give our students the opportunity to put the skills they have already learnt into practice in a ‘real world’ scenario.

“In return, the companies will be able to have an extra pair of hands to help them carry out their everyday tasks and can help develop the next generation of staff.”

The College, which has sites in Booth Lane and Lower Mounts in Northampton and a third campus in Daventry, is looking for companies across a wide range of sectors, including engineering and IT.

The placements will initially be available during term-time only and students will be available to start from April.

Mr Whybrow said; “We are keen to grow as a college and we want to play a major role in our community. Work placements and Apprenticeships will help us to do that, helping to form relationships with local employers and giving our students a chance to shine.”

To sign up to the Northampton College ‘100 companies in 100 days’ campaign, contact lucy.flavin@northamptoncollege.ac.uk or call 01604 734303.

For more information please visit www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk/workexperience