Bridge College students making a positive impact locally
Work experience at Bridge College is a great way for students to gain invaluable skills that they can use in the future.
There are lots of ways students benefit from work experience, they:
- Learn new skills valued by employers to improve your CV.
- Feel more confident and pick up new knowledge.
- Meet and work with new people - some of these may become new friends!
- Improve your health and wellbeing.
- Improve your communication and social skills.
- Become more independent by learning travel training.
Students, Tom and Charles, currently have a placement working at The Bread and Butter Thing. They have been there for 12 weeks since August 2021 and have made such an impression already.
The Bread and Butter Thing redistribute food and everyday essentials at a fraction of the price to make life more affordable, reduce food waste and strengthen communities. You can find out more about them on their website.
'They (Tom and Charles) have been an asset to the team and helped out a lot!'.
Both have been offered the opportunity to carry on with their placements after their 12-week review, which is amazing! Well done Charles and Tom!
Tom and Charles are food bank assistants. Their main roles are packing the parcels and containers with food to be sent out. They organise the creates including, breaking down the cardboard boxes and disposing of them. Other jobs include packing bags, organising stock, keeping the warehouse tidy and helping to load the vans. Bridge College are extremely proud of Tom and Charles and the hard work they have put into their work experience placement.
Looking forward, students are hoping to start their placements at a local radio station, local cafes and The Manchester Football Museum!
Bridge College are always on the lookout for new work placement opportunities, if you think your business might be interested, please get in touch.