26/05/2020

How student internships help the health and social care sector

During many University degrees, students will undertake some type of placement or internship. From nursing to graphic design, students will be crawling through the internet in search of opportunities to practise their skills.

Students in the Health and Social Care industry are one of these groups who spend a lot of their term-time off-campus working in local communities. Our course at the University of Bolton is tailored to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, meaning students can step into the working environment confident they can perform to the high standard required.

Student benefits

Working in a professional environment for a length of time, will have a significant positive effect on your studies and future career; one of the most significant advantages is simply being in the industry. You can get an insight into the day-to-day tasks as well as learn how to interact with other colleagues and patients.

This type of experience is a quick and sure-fire way to obtain the necessary skills for your career. You can put all the knowledge you have gained in lectures to use, but most importantly transform your CV from strictly educational, to practical. When you graduate from a Health and Social Care course, this industry experience will make you highly employable.

Employer benefits

For employers, offering students placements can benefit you in multiple ways. A company who offers out these opportunities, gains an unspoken status among the younger generation, suggesting it is the place to apply to when you graduate. This means that as a brand, you will be able to have first picks of the newly qualified talent in the industry.

By essentially test-driving the talent through placement programmes, you can offer future opportunities to those who perform well. By providing help and training to students, you can nurture your workforce’s talent from a younger age so that when they graduate, you know they have the right skills to benefit your company.

Are you interested in getting involved?

As an employer, if you want to get involved with offering student placements, please do get in touch. If you’re a potential student, interested in gaining a high-quality degree and industry experience to equip you for your future career, you can find more information about the courses we offer here.

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