Employers in Telford and the Black Country are being encouraged to sign up a business student for a work placement.
Students on the Foundation Degree in Business Management, which is offered jointly by the University of Wolverhampton and Telford College of Arts and Technology and the City of Wolverhampton College, are currently on the look-out for work placements with a range of organisations.
The students will go out on their work placements from February 11 - 22 and can undertake a range of administrative and managerial duties at businesses such as manufacturers, banks and building societies, councils, health service organisations, charities, insurance companies and even gyms.
Course leader, Richard Williams, said: “The placements involve no costs to the company and the business has the opportunity to make a real difference to the student, as well as building links with the University and colleges.
“We ask the students to do a specific project for the business over the two weeks and it benefits the students as they gain invaluable work experience and work based skills.”
The Institute for Innovation and Enterprise (IIE), based at the Telford Campus, builds industry links and assists businesses, and has offered two students the opportunity to set up their own business for their placement.
The foundation degree students study for one year at the colleges and a year at the University. They then have the opportunity to ‘top up’ to a BA (Hons) degree.
The course was so successful in Wolverhampton that it was expanded to Telford at the beginning of this academic year. From September, the course will also be available to study part-time, aimed at people who are already in employment.
Businesses can contact Joana Silva on 01902 323994 or email email@example.com for further information.
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The Foundation Degree in Business Management includes modules in project management, competition, e-business and technologies, marketing, finance and human resources. For details visit, The Wolverhampton Business School
IIE aims to improve the knowledge, skills and support needed to start new businesses, develop existing organisations and create innovation and enterprise within the region. In two years, it has helped 76 businesses to start up. For further information, call 01902 518960.