Work Experience Placements | South Bank Colleges
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We want every full-time student to enjoy a range of real-life work opportunities as part of their learning experience with us. 

When you join us, the Industry Placement team will support you to secure a high-quality work experience or work placement to match your subject interest or career aspiration during your time with us. Some students are even offered jobs or apprenticeships, as a direct result of their work experience placement. We plan your work placement to fit around your study timetable. 

Meet the Team

Gina Mensah

Employer Engagement and Careers Manager

Our aim is to support students to secure high quality work experiences and engage in work-related activities by creating opportunities for students to gain invaluable experiences, where they can link their classroom learning with real industry insights and gain practical skills in their chosen career industries and specialisms. We want all students to LEVEL UP and EXPERIENCE their way to SUCCESS!!

Josephine Calabrese

Careers and Progression Coordinator

I provide career information, advice, guidance and coaching to prospective students and students on college programmes. I lead on university applications and personal statements; CV writing and interview skills. I coordinate various activities including tailored internship programs and training aimed at inspiring and motivating students to achieve their full potential and gain sustainable employment.

Fionnula Dainty

Careers and Employability Development Officer

My role at the college is based around ensuring that students develop their employability skills throughout the year, so that when they leave, they can progress into work, university or an apprenticeship. I help students develop their confidence in workshops, take them on trips to meet universities or to careers fairs, help with CVs, improve interview skills and support the students with their UCAS applications. I love helping students positively move into the next stage of their lives.

Donna Webster

Work Placement Officer

As a Placement Officer I support students in getting work experience in their relevant fields of interests and build a network with employers to provide placement opportunities and build long-term working relationships, carry out placement visits, plan and deliver different events and fairs to bring employers and students together. I am very passionate in helping our students and I will continue to support our future for the working world.

 Here is just a few of our amazing employer partners who currently work with us. 

  • Lambeth Council (Lambeth Made) 
  • Love London Working
  • Kings College Hospital, Guys and St Thomas's Hospital
  • Strand Plaza Hotel
  • Graham
  • Henry Construction

Benefits for you

No matter what career path you choose to take, there's nothing as eye-opening, informative, and inspiring as actually working alongside someone who is already doing the job.

  • Develops your real work-life skills
  • Gives you even more reassurance and insight into your preferred career aspiration
  • Extends your professional networks
  • Highlights your talents and skills
  • Gives you a chance to put your classroom learning into practice 
  • Helps you to upskill and learn new things
  • Increases your opportunities to get interviews and job offers
  • Allows you to demonstrate your ambition and drive in specific industry       

What are Work Experience Placements?

pdf WEX Guidance students (191 KB)         

pdf WEX Guidance for Employers (295 KB)         

pdf WEX Guidance for Parents (308 KB)