Work based placements are a key focal point of Employability Training today - How valuable are they to our students; how much do they affect their chances of finding work?

Recently I have noted that placements have become harder to set up and deliver within the given timeframe due to internal department and organisational process changes and I am concerned that the delays and difficulties we are encountering may be affecting our student’s prospects of finding work.

I believe that placements play a valuable role in the success of young people finding work in today’s difficult job market and delays in providing them have a detrimental effect on the learners progress as well as a knock on effect on my teaching schedule.