Stonebridge college to have work experience placements

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I think stonebridge college could have a distance work experience placements, which you could choose your placements in your local area to do 2 weeks work experience at your choosen placement! To get a career you would like to do as your dream job. I think this would help to gain experience on your CV, help to get you a job you would like to do in the future. I think this is a good idea to help everyone in education, and work
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James Gilfoyle

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Not sure how effectively Stonebridge would be at providing these because of the distance from the college across the country - but it is a good idea.

There is absolutely no reason why it couldn't easily be suggested to students however by Stonebridge and advise given on how to go about it. That way students can choose what is best for them, location, time, role etc. I recently spoke to a local organisation that deals with work related stress therapy and I will shortly be spending time shadowing one of their therapists sessions :)

Where there is a will there's a way!!
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Yeah you said it, im sure once the ball is rolling the college can sort some placements out, so that theres a placement in every area, it will be hard but worth it in the long run! It will benefit from people getting better jobs, more experience, i think its a wonderful idea. I hope something can be done about it to help everyone find there dream job.
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I like this idea, maybe there would be a way of holding a database of each area and people that would be willing to help with experience. For example schools that would be happy to have volunteers for a morning a week?

It would be a hard task and probably be slow to start with, but as already said if it helps people along the way then its worth the effort.
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Rebecca Lucy Bath

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yes michelle hopefully there can be a data base and hopefully in the future there can be placements.. I think it would help alot of students out finding the job of there dreams. I hope stonebridge can do something about it.
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would finding a placement not be upto the individual? yes i think Stonebridge could have information and tips on how to find placements but if you think on the large variaty of courses a database would be unrealistic.
i am studying anger management coaching and will be looking for a placement soon, but i have a list of possibles in my area... all you have to do is look and ask? but bare in mind you may need a police disclosure if you plan to work in ...say schools for example :o)
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Thanks Brian for this comment. I think the placement should be up to the student to sort and for someone taking a course in education or childcare, it will be great if there's at least a 50-100hr mandatory placement to complete the course.
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ok thanks brian for this comment, its just harder for some finding placements as for some theres not many about!
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i agree it is hard to find a placement and i am struggling because there is very little out there in my chosen field in my area, but i will keep looking and i would encourage other's to do the same but should we all sit back and wait on someone else finding something for us?
im not wanting to sound preachy or mean any ill feeling but if you are passionate about what you are doing (this includes me) you find a way forward :o)
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ok thankyou Brian, yes there is little out there and found some work experience now which i am doing next week :) in a veterinary practice. thankyou :) i hope you get what you are looking for!
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Well done Rebecca. Glad it worked out.
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Kayt Cooper

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Well done Rebecca. Glad it worked out.
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Rebecca Lucy Bath

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thankyou :)
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well done in finding a placement :o)
i am sorry however that your replys to me coments have seemed rather ...how shall i say you seemed a bit miffed? (to say the least)
i was just trying to highlight my veiwpiont and ment no bad will.
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i am studying anger management...perhaps i could help? hahaha i am joking :o)
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Part of my course is having a placement but I had to arrange that myself... Luckily I already work in a school so I just asked them :)
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good for you :o)

you are one of the lucky ones but it depends on your chosen field as to how easy you find and i suppose we should all look at if a placement is helpful or required before signing up for a course x

good luck with your course and hope all goes fantasticly xx
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Thankyou Brian. :)
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I agree with Brian, we should have the motivation to find our own work placements to get a bit more experience. Doing this shows how keen you are and makes a hugh difference to a CV and to interviewers. Being able to speak to someone who has observed your enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Makes a big difference.

Brian, you could try some Life Coaches in private practice and even just chat it through with them. That would enhance your existing network and they may even send some clients your way.

Let's start our own Suggestion list!

I'm studying Herbalism - Clinical Herbalist & Master Herbalist.

Edinburgh Scotland has a number of herbalists the largest is Napiers. So if I want experience I could contact them and ask if they could help or advise me.
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Use your local Yellow pages, and start creating your network of like minded people. You will find the more experienced and successful people are generally happy to mentor you. If they don't it is their loss.
Try joining internet groups if you are stuck at home
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you are so so right Barbara. I now volunteer as a therapist and have a list of counsellors in and out of my area that are more than happy to help me and other's with advice and practical help. as they have all said...'we have all been there and we are in a talking profession so just talk' :o)