Professional Practice / Industry Placements
We are dedicated to providing our students with a broad range of experience during their time at the studio school.
In addition to supporting and challenging students to develop their skills and knowledge in the classroom, we want to give them the opportunity to put these skills into practice and gain valuable experience in industry.
Professional Practice (work placement) is a great opportunity to gain these skills and experience;
As part of their development and work readiness all Year 12 students are released for 2 weeks professional practice, commencing 29th June 2020
The majority of placements will take place during the hours of 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, however there will be some creative opportunities on a weekend or in the evening should students want to participate.
Students are responsible for finding a placement in their chosen creative field and are supported during their weekly progression sessions, as well as a drop in session on a Thursday after college to offer additional support to find a suitable placement. Parental support and encouragement is invaluable during the research stage as well as pointing students in the direction of useful contacts to help secure a placement.
Benefits of Professional Practice
- Students gain real life insight and experience in industry
- Relevant experience can help make a CV or UCAS application stand out
- Provides valuable employer feedback to support with future job applications.
- Builds employability skills
- Previous students have been offered apprenticeships on completion of their placement.
In addition to Professional Practice, some of our students have the opportunity to take part in a yearlong Industry Placement spending one day per week out in industry developing their technical skills with experts in their field.