The role of Work Placement Engagement Officer sits within the Communications, Engagement and Student Experience department.
A key part of this role will be to engage new employers to secure work placements for students, achieving the college’s work placement targets for study programme and industry placements.
You will implement and create new engagement strategies for different industries to build capacity to help create high quality industry placements / on the job learning opportunities.
Working individually as well as working alongside the work placement team and other college departments to generate and upscale placement opportunities.
You will follow the college’s health and safety procedures to ensure that students are attending approved work place settings and also continue to develop strong links with employers and generate confidence in the college’s professional approach to health and safety.
Developing good relationships with college departments, and working with the apprenticeship team will be essential to ensure there is an alignment between curriculum planning, apprenticeship delivery and work experience.
You will contribute to students’ preparation for work placement through projects, developing and delivering resources, being passionate about students’ achievement monitoring completion of relevant and meaningful work placement objectives.
You will use a range of college systems including an online work placement platform to monitor employer and student engagement to support CDF monitoring reports, audits and OFSTED inspections.
The post holder will be expected to be a self-starter and have a high level of resilience, as the role will involve cold calling, engaging new employers to work placements and working towards supporting all students to access a meaningful work placement.
You will need to be able to adapt quickly to meet new and challenging priorities as strategies may change to achieve work placement outcomes.
The industry sectors may change but initially this role will focus predominantly on engaging employers to support students with work placements relating to computer science, media, music, visual, performing arts & design, however additional courses may become a priority so you must be willing to adapt to changing demands.
You will be required to travel to conduct risk assessments and attend employer appointments, open evenings, employer networking events and visit other college sites.
The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.