Traineeships and Work Placements

Can you offer a Traineeship or work placement opportunity?

Barnsley College has a number of full-time students who are keen to gain first-hand experience of the working environment, which often leads to an apprenticeship or employment opportunity.

Work placement

The work placement opportunity can be as short or as long as you like, from a few hours per week to a couple of months. This will help shape the student’s perceptions of what it’s like to work in your industry and give them hands-on experience within the work place.


The focus of a Traineeship is to enable people aged 16-24 to gain skills and work experience whilst improving their English and maths qualifications.

Traineeships allow you to assess the ability and attitude of a potential employee before progressing them to a suitable apprenticeship position.

What are the benefits to a business?

  • Identify and recruit future talent more cost effectively.
  • Introduce new ideas, energy and perspective into your workforce.
  • Develop the supervisory skills within your business.
  • Enhance your brand image and reputation.

For more information, contact the Work Placement team:
Telephone: 01226 216 123

If you’re interested in providing a work placement or would like to find out more information please fill out the form below and someone will get in contact with you.

Last updated: 5th February 2019