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How you can get involved

We are seeking a variety of placements for our students aged 16-19 to enable them to develop their employability skills.

We would like students to be involved in as many real-life experiences as possible including job placements, site visits and Q&A opportunities.

If you think you can help and are interested in supporting young people gain work and social skills, please contact a member of the placement team who can talk through the benefits with you (contact details below).

Business Benefits

  • Positive PR opportunities
  • It won’t cost your business anything
  • Morale of your team can be boosted by knowing they are involved in a worthwhile project and part of an inclusive workforce
  • Reduces the need for recruitment and associated costs
  • Incorporating our students into your business can provide you and your customers with fantastic social benefits
  • Given the right opportunity students will be successful employees

What is involved?

  • Meet the placement coordinator to explore the placement opportunities and discuss H&S parameters.
  • Informal meeting with the student
  • Initial on the job training with student and Learning & Employment Support Worker (LESW)
  • Once trained, student will work independently within the business and CHI staff will visit once a day
  • Provide feedback on the student’s progress

CHI staff will support the young person throughout the entire placement.

Meet the Placement Team

As an SEND Career Lead school, we continually value and invest in career opportunities for young people.

We are fortunate across the campuses to have a dedicated placement team closely linked with the Independent Advice and Guidance (IAG) Team.

Placement Team Group Email:

Sarah Le Petit
Mobile: 07596 710951

Jo Cook
Mobile: 07521 601715

Sarah Marshallsay
Mobile: 07808 663401


“We have found that the students working within our business have shown a real enthusiasm and dedication and have been an asset to the team.”

“Our students has been with us for a few weeks and to watch and help him develop has been very rewarding for us all. They have gained confidence and are always eager to learn.”

Over the course of the programme the majority of students have gone on to paid employment and other students have gone on to further training.

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