Can you or your company offer a work placement to one of our exceptional students?

When students are in their final year, they work more intensely with the Transitions team to discuss all the areas of their future and develop their individual next stage plan. This opportunity supports a smooth transition into their chosen community and in line with their chosen transition pathway.

As part of the student’s final year, our transitions team support them with finding work placements so they can gain experience in the workplace.

If you can offer a work placement or want to find out more, please email [email protected].

Careers: Meet Sam

Sam is incredibly hard working and passionate about dance. He attends classes after college and accesses online courses with professional dance companies like Candoco. Sam’s aspiration for the future is to become a dance tutor and run his own dance workshops for children. Sam applied for the Unexpected Leaders programme run by the performance company Diverse City. He went through an application process and was interviewed by a panel. Sam was accepted on the programme, something he was incredibly proud of. 

During the programme Sam has access to an online programme of workshops and speakers, coaching, mentoring and the opportunity to develop his own work. Sam is currently in the process of creating his dance workshop.

Recently Sam led his first dance session for his peers, co-teaching alongside his mentor. Last year, Sam secured a placement to shadow workshops lead by professional tutors from Synergy Dance.

This opportunity allowed him to experience three different workshops for young children with and without disabilities aged from 5 to 18.