- What is a work placement?
- Benefits of work placements
- How can I apply for a work placement?
- How can I offer work a placement?
Work placements provide people with a real-life insight into the world of work.
Placement lengths can vary from as little as one week up to several months and will usually (but not always) form part of a qualification in health and social care.
The aim of a placement is to promote your area of work and potentially secure a new social care recruit.
Benefits for trainees include:
- real-life insight into working in social care
- opportunity to ask questions about social care
- development of new skills to support future job applications
- contribute to qualifications such as apprenticeships or the new Diploma in Society, Health and Development
- opportunity to broaden your knowledge about health and social care.
Benefits for employers include:
- opportunity to promote your organisation
- opportunity to raise awareness of careers in care and help create a workforce who are ready for the demands of the future
- a chance to develop you and your staff as mentors
- scope to teach future recruits about the benefits and realities of working within social care.
Find out more about how to apply for a placement within social care.
Find out more about how to offer a work placement within your organisation.