Work Experience

An engaging work placement programme, directly involving businesses and industries, that gives students relevant experiential practice and underpins their learning. The programme equips students for the workplace, with high levels of employability. 

Our aim is to ensure that every student is offered a valuable work placement experience integrated in the work that they are doing.  Work placements are rated through student and employer questionnaires and feedback.

The overarching strategic objective of De Salis Studio College is to provide an exceptional background in learning and training for students who wish to succeed in the areas of Business, Retail and Management, Finance and Accounting, Criminology, Psychology and Computer Science.  The educational offer at the College is quite distinct, yet complementary to other courses available in Hillingdon and West London. Although most courses offering the aforementioned areas provide either vocational or academic pathways, De Salis, with its strong links with business, is able to provide sound theoretic learning and direct work with employers on briefs which they themselves have helped design. 

De Salis has gained the commitment of a number of high profile businesses and organisations. The programme will be carefully monitored and reviewed to ensure that it is rich with unique experiences and opportunities beyond the reach of others. More to the point, exposure to the business world in this way, means that students have access to a network of contacts which serve them well when seeking employment.  Beyond the corporate organisations involved, there is also considerable interest and support within the community of retailers locally.  This too offers a whole range of relevant experience in small and medium sized businesses.

To ensure that students are ready for the workplace, they can spend a considerable period of time during the week at their placement. Students therefore gain first-hand experience of the working world where they are able to learn how things are done in business and commerce. Students can become fully integrated part-time members of staff who develop skills to work independently on tasks assigned to them. 

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