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Gap Work Experience

Work experience
Our GAP work experiences match students with employers’ needs and priorities to maximise the mutual benefits to be had.


Building success

Construction firm Osborne has partnered with West Herts College to provide opportunities for students ranging from masterclasses and awards nights to professional work experience.

Students have been placed with the company’s social-housing team at its regional offices in Dacorum where work has led to the offer of Level 4 Apprenticeships in Building Services and Site Management.

‘With our industry facing a huge skills shortage it’s essential that we work with schools and colleges to prepare our future workforce.’

Sarah Askey
Community Investment Manager
Osborne Property Services


London Fashion Week

Some 30 students sampled the hectic world of London Fashion Week, working backstage as runners and dressers for a team of fashion designers at House of Ikons.

Down in the press pit, on the other side of the catwalk were student photographers – taking pictures and working on social media. For everyone it was a 72-hour immersion in the fashion industry at its most dynamic and demanding.

‘I was so impressed with the hard work of these amazing students. They dealt with the pressure like true professionals – like true iKons!’

Savita Kaye
CEO and Founder
House of iKons


The business of retail

‘We’re thrilled to work alongside West Herts College in offering placements to young people. We see how the experience enhances students’ confidence, maturity and inter-personal skills.

‘They’re given a unique overview of how our business is structured and how we operate – not to mention a flavour of the exciting world of retail. It’s an invaluable way of getting to know us. And, of course, for us to get to know them.’

Stacey Frame
Operational Support Coordinator
John Lewis

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