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We have links with over 600 local, regional and national companies, providing opportunities for work expeirence, placements, apprenticeships and employment.



Work Experience

The work experience team support all students seeking meaningful work experience opportunities. The team source a wide range of companies tailored to students’ interests, availability and location. Work experience is essential for developing confidence, gaining valuable employability skills, and identifying possible career paths. Opportunities include employer visits, shadowing opportunities, block placements or regular placements throughout the year.

Work experience is essential for developing confidence, gaining valuable employability​skills, identifying possible career paths enhancing CVs and personal statements and can lead to apprenticeships and part-time jobs. The team organises over 1400 placements annually and has built solid relationships with local and national employers.

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 Meg Murphy on 01743 342347 or 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

Chloe Brooks

Chloe Brooks

Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

I really enjoyed my placement at The Column Nursery. The staff there were very friendly and approachable. This placement has allowed me to develop my skills with younger children, which I think will help me whilst working towards my future career. I definitely recommend working with The Column Nursery.