Work Placements Wanted

Do you work in a business that could help provide work experience or opportunities for our students?

We are always looking for local businesses want to become involved in inspiring our learners.  Workplace experience is so important for creating opportunities for our learners to develop and prove their skills and abilities.  Many of our learners are looking to gain paid or voluntary employment when they leave us and the experiences you provide can help them on their chosen career path.  Within our current cohort, we have learners working in retail environments where they have been using tills, dressing windows, replenishing shelves, rotating and reducing stock, pricing items and dealing with customer enquiries.  Other students are working in a variety of settings, including warehouse work, food preparation, housekeeping, recycling, café work, lighting maintenance and repair and packaging and assembly.  Please follow the link to view our college Horizons College Employers Leaflet

If you feel you may be able to provide a Work Experience Placement please contact:
Laura James email: ljames@uetcollege.ac.uk or call: Tel. 01793 481493 or Mobile: 07586 483394

Do you know anyone who could provide Enterprise Advice for our learners?

Horizons College also welcomes support from businesses and organisations who would like to be involved in other Careers and Enterprise activities. If you feel able to support by providing enterprise advice or making a presentation to our learners during Careers Week, please contact Laura using the above information.


Some of our current and past Work Experience/Internship providers:

Phoenix Enterprises

Overtown Manor

105.5 FM

Waitrose

The British Heart Foundation

Hobbycraft

BaxterStorey

The Village Inn

Maidenhead Aquatics

The Olive Tree Café

WHSmith (warehouse)

The Brunel Centre

Oak & Furrows animal sanctuary

Cancer Research Charity Shop

Scrapstore

Barnes Coaches

Swindon Borough Council

Wyevale Garden Centre

Chilton Farm Campsite

Possible Future Pathways after Horizons College:

  • Paid employment
  • Voluntarty employment
  • Building Bridges
  • Enterprise Works
  • PLUSS
  • Working Links
  • The Department of Work and Pensions via (for those on Universal Credit)
  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships/SBWAs
  • WorkFit
  • The CEC – social/enterprise package
  • Independent living