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Work placements are a perfect first step towards discovering an exciting career.

At Norse, we are committed to supporting local schools, colleges and universities by providing opportunities for work placements, giving students the chance to gain practical on-the-job experience. These opportunities are offered as unpaid placements to help you gain relevant experience in the workplace.

Through our tailored work placements, you will be able to develop valuable new skillsets, which will help you to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs or apprenticeships.

We’re keen to support you every step of the way, as well as offering additional opportunities for you to work towards future qualifications.

Regardless of where you are with your studies or career choices, we offer a wide range of exciting options for you to gain experience in the workplace.

We can help you identify opportunities in areas such as building maintenance, architecture, catering, construction, residential care, finance, HR, asset management, highways, mechanical and electrical engineering, project management, surveying and transport.

What to expect

Work placements at Norse can provide the opportunity to:

  • Gain an insight into the realities of everyday work
  • Establish whether the sector you are looking to move into is the right one for you
  • Find out what work you like
  • Establish if working in a large organisation is for you
  • Discover what your strengths and weaknesses are

Above all, work experience at Norse can give you the ideal preparation for future interviews, as you will have practical examples and experiences to talk about.

What we are looking for

We welcome students who have a genuine desire to develop their knowledge and skills in the sector they see as their future career.

In preparation for the work placement, the team will work with you to ensure that you get the most out of your experience.

This will include asking you to set objectives for the duration of the placement, so that you can work towards these with your manager.

How to apply

To express your interest in a work placement you will need to complete an application form.

The work placement coordinator will review your request and look to place you in the most suitable part of the business, based on location and the type of experience you are looking for.

These placements are unpaid, for more information on work placements, please visit the government website.

Contact us

For more information regarding our work placements, please contact us using the below link.