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BMet supports National Work Experience Week with career-enhancing student activities

Students across BMet’s college sites have enhanced their “work ready” skills through a programme of employability-focused activities around National Work Experience Week.

The annual special date in the college calendar occurred this week between 22 – 26 April. To fully embrace the important occasion, BMet’s Work Experience Team created a full schedule that exceeded the five scheduled days.

Violet Williams, Work Experience Manager at BMet said:

“Work Experience Week is a fantastic chance to raise awareness of the many pathways available for our students, across all curriculum areas.

“Students have been able to widen their knowledge and skills through our industry placements and employability opportunities. Gaining work experience enables transferrable skills to be used beyond the classroom in the real world of work.”

BMet’s programme of events began ahead of National Work Experience Week with an Employer Roundtable Event on “Supporting Internships and Accessible Apprenticeships for Students with Disabilities.” This enabled likeminded organisations across Birmingham to come together to discuss how they can provide work experience opportunities to students across different areas.

Students gain work experience with HS2                                    Students gain work experience with HS2

Following this was the launch of a HS2 Industry Placement, enabling graphic design students at Matthew Boulton College to create designs for city centre hoardings on Curzon Street.

After the students’ midpoint review, Gareth McGaw, Boardings Lead at HS2 Ltd said:

“We have really enjoyed being part of this student project and the work they have created has been fantastic.

“We were all really impressed by the broad range of styles, the content, the interpretation of the brief, students’ inspiration and how everything combined showcased all students’ unique talents.”

Work Experience at The Botanical Gardens

During National Work Experience Week, another key event was a private view for the Lord Mayor, Councillor Chaman Lal to see work created by art and design students at The Botanical Gardens. The vibrant images celebrate the students’ creative journey. Read more on our website.

Another highlight was a Health Masterclass at Matthew Boulton and Sutton Coldfield Colleges, which were delivered by employees at Staffordshire University. Through this, learners studying health and social care, science and medical related courses, have the opportunity to join skills sessions in nursing, midwifery and paramedic science.

In addition, students were treated to informative career related talks across BMet’s sites, by leading companies including GMI, Lendlease and Wilmott Dixon.

To find out more about BMet’s exciting range of work experience opportunities, please visit BMet’s website.

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