Work Experience

Work experience, employer projects and meaningful volunteering opportunities are available to all students. Opportunities can range from an employer visit, shadowing opportunity, block placements or regular placements throughout the academic year. Shrewsbury Colleges Group organises nearly 900 placements each year. Getting experience really helps with job and university applications, and many of our students doing a placement gain full-time employment as a result.

Industry Placements

Shrewsbury Colleges Group is proud to be delivering the new T Level Industry Placements as part of a national Department for Education pilot in preparation for the introduction of T Levels from 2020 onwards. Industry Placements offer employers a superb opportunity to test drive the talent of Level 3 students during a minimum 315 hour placement over 45-60 days throughout the academic year. Employers offer students a placement that directly relates to their study programme and students benefit from embedding their college-based learning in real-time employer projects. For employers, it is a useful tool in resource planning, with Industry Placements often developing into an apprenticeship or paid employment opportunities.


We advertise local, seasonal, part-time, and full-time vacancies through the SCG Jobshop. We can also provide expert advice on applying for jobs, writing CVs, and developing your interview skills to maximise your chances of success. Don’t miss out on our annual jobs fair because it gives you direct access to recruiters.

If you would like to find out more about Industry Placements and discuss how they could benefit your business, please contact Karen Hayward This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sydney Halford

Sydney Halford

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

"We would like to thank Sydney, our student placement, she has done an amazing job. The children have loved having her in class and the team have really appreciated her efforts. You will make a perfect early years practitioner Sydney, keep up the good work." Kids Planet Shrewsbury