Employer Engagament

Our students regularly engage with employers as part of their course – whether that is through work experience or placements, trips and visits, hearing talks from employers or working on live employer briefs. We believe it's vital that students engage with a range of employers as part of their course, learning important work skills and seeing for themselves the opportunities and careers available.


We're always keen to engage with local employers who would be willing to provide work experience and work placement opportunities or engage with students by delivering a talk or providing a live-work brief. If you would like further information then please contact the careers hub. You can find our contact details on our Contact Us page. 

In addition, you can visit the Opps in Bucks website where Schools, colleges and businesses work together to prepare young people for career choices and help them to develop skills for the workplace. 

Work Experience Works!

We're looking for forward-thinking local employers who would be willing to provide work experience for Buckinghamshire College Group students. Work experience opportunities are vital for students to gain an understanding of the world of work. By hosting one or more of our students you would be giving young people a great opportunity and bringing benefits to your own business as well.

The Benefits of Providing Work Experience Opportunities

As well as making a real difference to someone’s working life, work experience can benefit an organisation in a number of ways:

  • Recruitment opportunities: providing work experience placements can be a way to access the local labour market and explore a pool of talent that you may otherwise not have considered.
  • Staff development: supervising and coaching young people on work experience can develop the capabilities of staff, especially those who do not normally have any line management responsibilities.
  • Engagement in the local community: investors, the media and consumers tend to favour ethical employers who have a positive public image. Work experience placements can enhance your image in the community, by addressing some of the social issues related to youth unemployment.

How Else Can You Help?

We're also seeking employers who would be willing to engage with College students in a range of ways to improve employability skills. For example:

  • Guest speaker sessions for employability and/or enterprise
  • Mentoring of students
  • Visits to your organisation
  • Live assignment briefs for students to work on
  • Enterprise workshops
  • Contributing to employer forums regarding curriculum design
  • Contributing to careers events at College
  • Sponsoring student employability awards

Plus anything else you feel would benefit our students in terms of preparing them for the world of work.

More information

We'd like to take this opportunity to ask your organisation to support our students by supporting our work experience scheme.

Download our Employer guide here!