Inspire a young person through Work Placements

Work placements offers young people the chance to develop their confidence, communication skills and can help inform their future career choices. As a professional business, there are also many benefits to supporting a young person in the workplace.

Here at Bury College we provide our students with a range of work placement opportunities, ranging from our standard one-week placements to enhance their soft skills and give them an insight into the working world, to T Level industry placements for up to 45 days for each course.

Business Benefits of Work Placements

Work placements give you early sight of the new talent coming into your industry. They can help you with recruitment, improve innovation, and increase your organisation’s productivity. They also have important social benefits.  A work placement will deliver a number of benefits to your business, including:

  • develop a future talent pipeline for your business
  • additional staff resource for day-to-day activity and projects
  • build a more diverse and creative workforce
  • attract motivated young people into your workforce bringing imaginative and new ideas
  • give staff the opportunity to upskill in coaching and mentoring
  • provide a positive experience for a local young person
Student and employer at Weir Minerals

Become a Partner Employer

We are partnering with local employers to offer substantial industry placements to our T Level students.

You can join this technical education revolution right now. Students are ready to start placements in areas such as:

  • Accounting
  • Digital Production, Design and Development
  • Digital Support Services (specialising in Digital Infrastructure)
  • Education and Childcare (specialising in Assisting Teaching or Early Years Educator)
  • Engineering and Manufacturing, Design and Development (specialising in Mechanical or Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
  • Health (Supporting the Adult Nursing Team or Supporting Therapy Teams)
  • Management and Administration (specialising in Team Leadership/Management)
  • Science (specialising in Technical: Laboratory Sciences)

From September 2024 students will be able to do placements in:

  • Building Services Engineering (specialising in Electrotechnical or Plumbing and Heating Engineering)
  • Media, Broadcast and Production
Bury Staff talking to an employer

Ready to get involved? 

For more information about work placements, please contact our team on 0161 280 8591 or email