The Hive College has an excellent network of businesses that have continued to offer work placements for our students year after year. This is due to the positive impact of our students on the business. Our students are enthusiastic, reliable and highly motivated to work hard and try new things. Our Work Placement Supervisors work hard to support our students on placement to ensure they bring added value and do not detract from the day to day running of the business. There is no cost to the business for having our students on placement. The Placement Coordinator carries out risk assessments of the businesses prior to the start of a new placement and ensures the appropriate insurance is in place.

Often the businesses we work with are so impressed with our students they want to offer a Supported Internship to our students. The Supported Internship is a 6 to 12 month programme where the student is supported by a Job Coach to learn the tasks required of a real job within the business. As the student grows in confidence and capability, the Job Coach reduces the support they offer until the student is able to complete all tasks independently. It is at this point that the student is offered a paid job within the business.

Please contact Ruth Martin, Placement Coordinator (07395 796962) if you are interested in offering work placements to our fantastic students.
Please see testimonials below from businesses who we have worked with over the last few years.