Year 12 students at NEW College have successfully completed their work experience this month as part of their Health and Social Care studies for this academic year.
Each year the students go onto a variety of work placements, including nurseries, hospitals, schools and care homes in and around the community. The outstanding sixth form college currently offers both A level and BTEC Health and Social Care courses, during which each student gets the chance to participate in work experience to support their career progression. Every year the students receive excellent feedback from the providers.
Health and Social Care student, Harriet Schoch-Doyle, said: “Work placement was a great opportunity for me to see into the world of work and to get a real insight into the career that I wish to go into. My work placement backed up my career aspirations and has really motivated me to go to university and get my nursing degree.”
Student Kieran McQuillan said: “I really enjoyed my time on work experience. NEW College have been a great support throughout, helping me feel more confident to go and enjoy my placement. It’s given me an insight into the skills required in my chosen career path. I haven’t done anything like it before, I haven’t had a job, nor did I do work placement through school, so it was a new experience for me and I enjoyed it a lot.”
Health and Social Care teacher, Caroline Freeman said: “I am very proud of all our health and social care students who have conducted themselves in a professional way while out on work experience. The feedback from local providers has been outstanding. NEW College students have definitely made their mark within the community.”
Work Placement Co-ordinator, Jayne Ramskill said: “Providing our students with an outstanding learning experience does not start and end at the classroom door. Work Experience is a wonderful opportunity for the students to further develop their knowledge and skills in a working environment relative to their future aspirations. The students are very well prepared before completing their placement to ensure they know what to expect whilst on placement, and what is expected of them. I am very proud of the students and their commitment and achievement during placement and grateful, to the employers who welcome our students into their area of work. If you are a local employer who feels you could offer a NEW College student outstanding work experience, please contact Jayne Ramskill on 01977 702139”