Work Placements

At Kirklees College we are dedicated to providing our students with the best education experience available. In addition to supporting and challenging students to develop their skills and knowledge in the classroom, we want to give them the opportunity to put these skills into practice and gain valuable experience in the workplace.

Work placements are a great opportunity to gain these skills and experience; all students have one planned as part of their study programme.


Work placements will be arranged during college main hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Any placements planned outside of these hours or in college holidays will be agreed with students and parents or guardian prior to planning.

Placements will be for a minimum of 30 hours. Some courses require students to complete additional hours to achieve their qualification. If this is a requirement it will be discussed during the application process.

Dedicated Work Placement Officers are allocated to each curriculum area to help find and plan placements and support students with making the most of the opportunity.

Benefits of student placements

  • Students gain ‘real life’ work experience in an industry they are interested in.
  • Relevant experience can help make a CV or UCAS application stand out from the crowd.
  • Provides valuable employer feedback to support with future job applications.
  • Builds skills valued by employers such as teamwork, communication and adaptability.
  • Some students have been offered part time work on completion of their placement.


We are always looking for organisations which want to commit to taking on suitable students and put them through their paces. Please contact Jude Flatley on 01484 437115 if you want more information or to get involved.

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