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Published on August 1, 2022
At North Hertfordshire College, we’re proud to work with so many local and national employers to provide inspiring and influential work experiences for our students. Taking part in placements helps our students to apply their newly developed skills in a real work environment and helps them to focus their future plans by understanding what sort of roles they enjoy.
For students on our Health & Social Care and Child Development Studies programmes, placements are particularly important. In fact, placements are a core part of the curriculum for these courses, meaning students need to complete a defined number of hours on a placement before they can complete their course.
We were thrilled to receive some really positive feedback from some of the employers who have worked with our Child Development Studies and Health & Social Care students over the last academic year – check out some of our favourite quotes in the carousels below!
Health & Social Care:
Jubilee Court Quantum Care
“Abigail is a brilliant student and has an amazing head on her shoulders for her age. She shows initiative, doesn’t wait to be asked, and knows what needs to be done. Abigail has a very good understanding of our residents and interacts with them extremely well. It is a pleasure to work with her, she displays amazing common sense and is always helpful in whatever we are doing.”
Gemms Dementia Group
“Harriet has developed her understanding and approach to people with dementia very well and has made an excellent contribution and empathic approach towards the group. Harriet has been keen to learn and works as a team member in all aspects and especially on her one-to-one with members.”
CDR Care Ltd.
“Lauren is an excellent member to have within our team, she listens and follows instructions and never hesitates to complete a task. She has good attendance and is always on time. She works hard to entertain and work with the other service users, as well as trying lots of new things. She is very polite and all-around a pleasant girl to work with.”
“Madison has developed over the course of her placement. She has integrated well into the team and has built good relationships with the learners and adults. Madison will ask questions when needed and/or if unsure. She has shown an awareness of keeping the learners safe. She has also shown an ability to empathise with learners’ needs and facilitates their learning.”
Freechurch Day Centre
“Tash has improved greatly within her confidence and knowledge since working alongside all staff members. As a team, we feel that Tash is a valued member, she has really become part of FreeChurch. All our clients get on well and chat/complete an activity with Tash’s support and enjoy her company. Everyone feels she is easy to approach.”
Child Development Studies:
“Chels shows a natural caring nature to all children but has shown a particular strength in helping children with additional needs. This has been useful to us as a company and has meant that children have been able to benefit from extra 1-to-1 sessions with Chelsea at a time when we do not have funding for extra support.”
Chels will be studying a Health & Social Care course at NHC in September, whilst also working bank hours at Sunbeams Pre-School
“Well done, Abi, on completing your first term with us. You have settled in really well and you are showing great potential to become a first-class Early Years professional. It is a pleasure having you in the setting.”
St Mary's Academy
“Meg has become a valued member of our team, she has worked well with staff and been amazing with children. She has created some brilliant activities with the children. She has input with planning and is always polite and helpful. Meg is an asset to our school. She has gotten to know the children really well and is able to meet their needs and successfully support all aspects of their development in our setting.”
Letchmore Infant and Nursery School
“Maia has shown excellent flexibility and is always willing to change plans and has been a great support within reception. She has built a good rapport with the children and excellent relationships with staff, and has shown sound awareness in the needs of children, especially SEN. It has been a pleasure having Maia with us, she has grown in confidence since starting with us.”
Maia is now employed at Noah’s Ark, and also has an offer from the University of Hertfordshire.
Roecroft Lower School
“Aleece has been a delight to work with due to her conscientious and positive attitude. She has developed good relationships with the other staff and the children enjoy working with her. It has been lovely to see Aleece’s confidence grow with this age range and consequently act on her own initiative to provide them with appropriate support.”
Since completing her placement, Aleece has accepted a role at Roecroft Lower School.
Could your business help provide a placement opportunity for students on our Health & Social Care or Child Development Studies courses? Or maybe you’d like to donate some time to one of our other curriculum areas and share some words of wisdom and top tips about your industry? North Hertfordshire College’s Give A Future campaign is a perfect way for your business to get involved with the next generation of employees – find out more on our Give A Future page.