What are Placements?
A placement is a fantastic way to gain insight into a particular career. It can also be a valuable way of getting some confidence and experience in working in a team and caring for people. A placement is any time spent in a health and care setting to gain an insight into what it is like to work in that environment. Depending on the type of placement they may last anything from one day up to a year. There are lots of different types of placement on offer across the south west and not all employers will be able to offer all the placements.
Some examples of placements include:
- Work Experience – a great opportunity to learn more about the various roles. These placements are usually 1 – 5 days
- T Levels/College – these are longer-term placements and are part of a recognised qualification
- University/Higher Education Institution (HEI) – these placements are often called elective placements and are an important part of many degree courses
- Internships/Supported Internships/Traineeships – this is an ideal way to get started in a career in health and care