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There are also lots of ways to get involved with the college and to work with local community.

You’ll be surprised by the benefits it could bring to your business.

  • Work with young people, who offer fresh new ideas and can deliver projects that your company has not had the time or skills to carry out
  • Identify and train future talent to fill specific skills gaps
  • Existing employees gain supervisory and mentoring experience
  • Help to meet your CSR targets and increase involvement in the local community.

Our Employability Adviser will make sure students are ready to hit the ground running from the start.

Our flexible employer programme

Work placements are full-time for one or two weeks, giving students opportunities to gain the skills that employers need.

Internships are longer term, intensive work experience programmes. Typically held over the summer, they are undertaken by students who know the type of job they want to do.

Student project placements are short-term work on a live project or brief. Students on relevant courses work to deliver an innovative and practical solution.

Mentor a student - help to build their confidence and employability skills. It can also help you to create a talent pipeline into your business as well as developing the skills of existing staff.

Work shadowing - invite a student to observe employees in the workplace to get an idea of their role and gain a better understanding of what employment is like in a particular field.

Mock interviews – help students to practice their interview techniques.

Insight visits – deliver a talk either at your work place or at the college to give students relevant, up-to-date information about your industry.

Judge a challenge or competition at one of our events held throughout the year. Set a stimulating challenge and provide feedback on the results. This is a great way to spot new talent.

Further information

If you are interested in our employer programme and would like to know more about how your business can get involved, please contact Hibo Aynan, Head of WEX Careers & Employability at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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