Furness College has received national recognition for a work experience programme it has developed for a wide range of sectors.
The college – a partner of Choose Cumbria – has been awarded the Work Experience Quality Standard in recognition of best practice in delivering work placements, internships, traineeships and apprenticeships.
Areas from the curriculum at the college, from hair and beauty to construction and engineering are offered by the college and were assessed by Fair Train, a national charity established to help support both providers and employers.
The Work Experience Quality Standard was created by Fair Train in partnership with Ofsted, the Department for Education, TUC and various other groups.
Tracy Garnett, who oversees the programme at Furness College, said: “We are delighted that work experience offered to students is meeting the high standards set by Fair Train.
“We work closely with employers to ensure the students’ career aspirations and course requirements are met within their placement and that there is a clear path to employment.
“Work experience is such an important stage of our students’ progression as it gives them the chance to learn new skills as well as opening doors to employment.”