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Industry Placements

Industry placements are your chance to get a fresh perspective on your organisation and provide support where it's needed most.

Why should I offer an industry placement?

There are many key benefits for businesses offering industry placements.

Here are just six:

  • Extra resource for specific projects
  • Increase capacity
  • Help nurture and develop talent
  • Cost effective recruitment for entry level jobs and apprenticeships
  • Bring in people with imaginative new ideas and different skills
  • Upskill your staff with the chance to mentor a young person


In fact, many businesses use industry placements as a stepping stone towards offering apprenticeships so they can directly assess an individual's potential to fit into their organisation.


How long do industry placements last?

Industry placements generally last up to 45 days.

They're for students of all ages, from all different backgrounds and with many different skills and experiences.

The longest industry placements will be offered from September to our T Level students - school leavers who already have a clear idea of their future career. 


How B&FC supports your industry placements

You’ll receive support at every stage of the process and we will make sure that students are ready to be productive members of your workforce.

We will also support planning the timeline and objectives of the industry placement.


How to arrange an industry placement



What placement providers say

Don’t take our word for it - here’s what some of our valued placement providers have to say:

    Our student is flying with the work I have given him. I just hope I have enough to keep him busy! I would recommend anybody to give a chance to placements in the future. It was a pleasure."
    Chameleon Financial Planning
    The experience has been extremely positive overall. Longer term placements have distinct advantages, both for the students and for us. Longer work placements enables meaningful integration for the student into the workplace and enables the students to feel part of the team."
    Blackpool Transport
    Our current student is good with tools and learns quickly. A great experience, would definitely wish to have a placement again. We would recommend this to all our colleagues involved in motorsport & engineering."
    Redwood Engineering
    It’s always good to have fresh un-cynical eyes come in to any industry. It’s great to see people blossom at the start of their careers with the correct mentoring. The student, although shy and unsure when he started, really found his voice and I saw him develop into a strong member of the team."
    Knight Rigging Services Group
    The students bring a fresh perspective and new ways of thinking. All of the students we have taken have fit in well and produced some great work."
    Rock FM Cash for Kids
    We have provided eight young people with workplace opportunities at Offigo and we have always enjoyed the experience. They give us their views on being a youngster growing up - which is equally rewarding."
    The student was working within IT on a project and made significant contributions to it. He also helped to make a video for our return to work on social distancing measures put in place during COVID-19."
    DePuy Synthes
    The placement has helped prove the importance of team communication. I believe the placement was beneficial all round and we look to use or recommend placements in the future."
    Novus Rail
    Our student has settled in well, using her own initiative and getting on well with the team. It was nice to have someone interested in the role and was able to pick it up quite quickly. The student fitted in well, and we offered them a full time or part time position."
    Barker Booth & Eastwood Limited Solicitors
    The student brought some great ideas to the company and it was great to get an outside look on the work that we do and how we can improve. The student fit into our team incredibly well. We would definitely recommend this experience."
    Piper Music Management