Work Experience - Dunstable/Bedford


First Place Training has struck up a relationship across a range of sectors public, private and charities (3rd sector). We are actively working across logistics, childcare settings, beauty, horticulture, equestrian, retail, leisure and charitable organisations. Students from our study programme engage in positive and meaningful work experience placements which provide opportunities for our students to give employers what they want. They develop employability and soft skills enabling them to work cohesively and productively. First Place Training has an excellent relationship with ASDA CDC where students gain an insight into the world of logistics from picking apples through to recycling trolleys.

Our students receive wonderful and invaluable support towards their qualifications working with: Cheeky Monkeys Nursery, Pilgrims Pre-School, Downside Children's Centre, Apple Tree and Trinity Arts and Leisure Centre.

First Place Training has a fantastic relationship with the Volunteer/Community centres in Bedfordshire. We also enjoy working with charities including Age UK, Kings Arms Trust, Salvation Army and British Heart Foundation. Our students gain a glance into the 3rd sector.

Study programme students have engaged with Bedford Borough Council which includes work experience in an introduction to ICT. Students currently studying IT have the opportunity to work within the different IT departments and start to realise if its web design, or technical support in which they would like to specialise.

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Supported Work Experience

First Place Training works in partnership with The National Trust and Luton Rugby Football Club. Supported work placements are offered at each location for those learners with additional needs. Other supported placements give learners access to community lunches, retail and online sales and a range of charity work. These opportunities give young people the confidence to progress to independent work experience opportunities or make the leap to apprenticeships or college.