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BMet “works it.” with new programme

BMet has today, 20th November launched a new work experience programme for students called “Work it.”

The programme is set to build strong partnerships with employers across the region who recognise the importance of good quality work placements for students and can offer mentoring support.

The mentoring is a key aspect of the programme as it will help to coach the learner and on the reverse side allow the seasoned employer to benefit from fresh new ideas and enthusiasm.

“Work it.” aims to motivate the next generation of talent by giving them a taste of work and offering a useful stepping-stone between education and starting a career.

The programme will introduce young people to workplace etiquette, develop their soft skills and help them to navigate the world of work.

Employers are invited to get involved by offering placements for learners helping to make a positive difference in their lives.

It’s not all one way, by working so closely with the talent of the future employers will gain direct insight into the next generation of talent.   Find out more here (note links to the employer page).

Placements will also help learners mature, develop their confidence, boost their CV, improve their employability and inform their career choices.

BMet students are encouraged to find their own work placements, but the college Work Placement Coordinators are always available to help and will guide them through the process.

As the programme grows the aim is for the college to have a catalogue of employers that students can approach for placements.

Commenting on the launch, Suzie Branch, Employer Engagement Director at BMet said: “This year has been tough for us all, but I am so pleased that we are able to launch this programme – helping our learners to gain real life experiences.

“Work placements are ideal opportunities to introduce young people to the reality of working life, it also gives them an opportunity to be engaged, inspired and informed about what working life is really like.

“I encourage any employer keen to be part of our students’ journey, by offering high-quality work placements, to get in touch now and let us help you ‘work it’ out.”

To find out more on how your business can work with us to develop the next generation of skilled professionals, please contact our Work Placement Team.

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