Placement Opportunities

Job Title / Classification

Organisation

Comments from previous students

Accountants

Lamin and White

Oakham

I expected to be filing and making tea for the first few days, but you get straight into the accounts. I worked on payroll and tax. You must be good at and enjoy maths.

Accountants

Stephenson Smart & Co

Peterborough

Lots of desk work using spreadsheets and searching through client data.  Must be interested in accountancy.The staff were kind and welcoming.

Accounts/

Marketing/

Finance

EducationCity Ltd

Oakham

For this placement students that apply need to have a strong interest in sales/marketing & finance and need to be taking GCSE Business Studies. A really good experience with tasters of all areas - sales, accounts and marketing.

Administration

Arnold Wills & Co Ltd

Uppingham

A wide range of tasks gives an opportunity to try different roles.  Meeting new people and being independent. Stripped out computers and put them back together, generally worked with software and hardware. Staff are very friendly and there is a lot of banter! IT skills an advantage.

Administration

Corby Heritage Centre

Corby

Lots of shifting boxes but you get to see and learn about loads of historical artefacts.

Administration

D Campbell & Co

Billesdon, Leics

 

Administration

Department of Work & Pensions

Corby

This is a good opportunity if you like office work. You must be prepared to work hard.

Administration

Efficient Portfolio

Uppingham

 

Administration

Hallsdale Insurance Brokers Ltd

Kettering

 

Administration

Institute of Credit Management

South Luffenham

A general interest in accounting, cash flow and business would be helpful.

Administration

KCH Garden Square

Leicester

You will need to contact this placement directly. Please bring your form to Student Services so I can pass the contact details onto you.

Administration

Oakham Auction Centre

Oakham

On sale day you have to showcase the items up for auction in front of many people. You have to be willing to stand up all day and be confident in what you are doing and saying. The experience gives you a lot of independence and you have to carry a lot of responsibility.  The people who work here are absolutely lovely.

Administration

Oakham Castle

Oakham

Did a variety of research tasks for the museum and office tasks for the library. Need to be flexible to fit in and you need to be able to complete the tasks you're given.

Administration

Rutland County Council

Oakham

The placement covers a wide range of  jobs in the council. It is a good placement for someone who gets on well with people. I would recommend it.

Administration

Rutland Plastics Ltd

Oakham

 

Administration

Smithers Purslow

Uppingham

Must be computer literate and intelligent, hard working and independent.  Accompanying surveyors and assisting engineers with CAD/CAM. Worked partly on site and in the office. Need to work hard and to a high standard and enjoy maths.

Administration

Sonic Security SRV Ltd

Kettering

You will be shown how to create websites/web pages on the computer. Be prepared to do a lot of filing. Enjoyable work experience, the people were nice and friendly and always asking me if I'm ok.

Administration Assistant

Next PLC

Enderby, Leicester

You must enjoy working in an office and retail environment. You need to be polite and respectful & creative when working in design but innovative when in Marketing. An Interview may be required before being accepted on this placement.

Administration Assistant

Uppingham School Estate Manager's Office

Uppingham

The people you work with are lovely but  you need to be interested in working in an office environment.  Filling out work sheets and create tables in Excel, using Email.

Agricultural Machinery

Sharman's of Melton

Melton Mowbray

Involves getting oily. You must be interested in this sort of industry to make your time worthwhile. Observed head gasket being changed on a tractor.

Agricultural/

Auction House

Shouler & Sons

Melton Mowbray

Lots of office work and house visits and also working and looking around the estates.

Agricultural/

Farm Machinery

K F Kirby Ltd

Market Harborough

Need to have an interest in the workings of farm machinery.  Be prepared to be on the go all day, lifting things and crawling into small spaces.  Be prepared to get dusty and dirty.

Agriculture, Hunting & Forestry

Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre and Nature Reserve

Rutland Water

You will be rotated on a timetable during the week. We tended to the pigs, did carpentry, bricklaying, digging holes, using axes, sledgehammers, drills and chisels. I also worked with Primary School children. Lots of variety. You will need to apply directly for this placement.

Agriculture, Hunting & Forestry

D G Norman Agricultural Engineer

Corby

This is a great place to learn new skills in a workshop, you must be good at following instructions and taking advise. Overall a great practical experience with friendly and supportive staff.

Antiques/Retail

Rutland Antiques Centre

Uppingham

Working the till, wrapping and selling. Good if you like antiques and history/historical designs. Need to enjoy working with people and have an open mind to all the different jobs given. An interview is required before placement is offered.

Architects Assistant

Corporate Architecture Ltd

Market Harborough

I designed my own house on AutoCAD including all of the  elevations of the basic structure. Be prepared to work hard and you will enjoy it. Must have an interest in design/architecture and have basic computer skills with a good understanding of technical drawings.

Architects Assistant

G S S Architecture

Kettering

You need to have a strong interest in design and architecture. I designed a changing room for a football club in Great Oakley, I also made tea and coffee.

Architects Assistant

Metz Architects

Leicester

 

Architects Assistant

Stephen George & Partners LLP

Leicester

It was a lot of fun and gives you a good idea of some of the problems an architect faces. Be prepared to work on your own.

Architectural / Civil Engineering Assistant

Pick Everard

Leicester

Must be interested in art. I was given a project to design my own beach house. Be prepared to make drinks for other staff members. Wear smart clothes.

Art Gallery

Sally Mitchell Fine Arts

Newark

You need to love art & having a knowledge of photoshop would be useful.

Art/Design/

Illustration

Evolve Branding

Peterborough

You must have a strong interest in art, design and illustration to apply for this placement.

Assistant

Belton House

Grantham

Really lovely place to work with lovely people. Must have a love of history & design.

Assistant

Benteler Automotives (UK) Ltd

Corby

You have to be prepared for long hours & hard work.

Assistant

Corby Borough Council - Community Safety

Corby

A lot of independent research on areas of interest & time discussing criminal cases. Must be prepared to communicate with others & have an interest in criminal cases.

Assistant

Corby Borough Council - Cultural & Leisure

Corby

I joined in lots of classes & sessions& did some office work. It is an interesting placement.

Assistant

Homes & Communites Agency

Bedford

Working with a variety of computer programmes & spreadsheets in an office. Must have basic programming skills.

Assistant

Nick's Auto Repairs

Oakham

 

Assistant

Packaged Plant Solutions Ltd

Milton Keynes

Complete packaged plant solutions-designed, built, tested, delivered & installed. I designed a template for a shop floor. You need to be focused so that you get the measurements right.

Assistant

The ReSpectacle Company

Market Harborough

 

Building

D & M Building Contractors

Oakham

Hard work, you are outside most of the time. A good laugh and a great hands on work experience with a lot of physical work.

Building

Lewin Traditional Builders

Uppingham

Helped construct a decking area and with an extension. I had lots of fun. You need to be prepared to get your hands dirty enjoy physical labour.

Building

M D Harrison Building Ltd

Harringworth

Builder's labourer

Business & HR

Orchard House Foods Ltd

Corby

Did a project in the office about how the business works, stock control etc. Worked independently. An oportunity for food tasting but must be prepared to work hard & be responsible.

Business Management Consultancy

Performance Finance Ltd

Kettering

This is a computer based placement and the people are very good at making you feel comfortable. Will look good on your CV gaining experience in finance.

Car Repair/

Maintenance

Perfection Group - Perfection Alloys

Whetstone, Leics

This placement involves refurbishing car wheels & refitting tyres. You must have a lot of back & upper body strength & you will get dirty. You will need to arrange a meeting with the area manager before you will be accepted for this placement.

Car Sales/Repair Motor Vehicles

Wollaston BMW

Northampton

A real all round experience, worked with the technicians, valeting, invoicing, goods in and out, the body shop , customer reception and sales.  Gives a brilliant look into the motor industry.

Care Assistant

Autumn Centre

Corby

On your feet a lot and be prepared to use your initiative when it comes to completing tasks.  Also you must be happy and positive when talking to the patients.

Care Assistant

Crown House Care Home

Oakham

Helping residents by taking the breakfast trays and collecting lunch/teas and coffees. Also doing laundry and the dishwasher. Be prepared to be on your feet all day. Good for building confidence, really lovely staff.

Care Assistant

Oak House Residential Home Ltd

Greetham

 

Care Assistant

Prime Life Ltd

Oakham

Making cups of tea, talking to the residents & shadowing a care assistant.

Care Assistant

Prime Life Ltd

Market Harborough

 

Carpentry

Paul Claypole Carpentry

 

Middleton

Worked with wood & lots of different tools. An interesting placement if you want to be a carpenter.

Catering

Barnsdale Hall Hotel

Oakham

Working in the lounge and restaurant. Duties include fetching and carrying food, serving, taking orders, clearing tables and seating guests. Must have an interest in working in a restaurant or in the leisure industry.

Catering

Boboli Restaurant

Kibworth Harcourt, Leics

 

Catering

Crazy Fox Café

Rutland Water

Serving customers, washing up, making drinks, serving ice creams, cleaning up, chatting to locals, sorting deliveries and filling the drinks machine.

Catering

Don Paddy's

Uppingham

Worked with the public- you need to be confident and comfortable with people to do this placement. Worked in the kitchen preparing food and in the office too. Also worked out 'front' and made coffees and served people. Must be able to interact with people and want to work in the hospitality/food industry. On your feet and very busy all day.

Catering

Heidi Bites

Kibworth, Leics

When I first arrived I chopped a lot of vegetables, then I was introduced to 'better' jobs further into the week.

Catering

Hungry Birds Café

Oakham

You must be able to communicate with the public and be confident with talking to the public. Must be willing to wash up and clean away, restock, serve people and prepare plates of food. The people are very friendly.

Catering

Marquess of Exeter

Lyddington

I served drinks, waitressed, helped in the kitchen and did some housekeeping. Lots of good banter with the other employees.

Catering

Old White Hart

Lyddington

Preparing vegetables, cleaning tables, taking people's orders, pot washing and taking food to the customers. Must be able to concentrate and follow instructions.

Catering

Old White Hart

Lyddington

Preparing vegetables, cleaning tables, taking people's orders, pot washing and taking food to the customers. Must be able to concentrate and follow instructions.

Catering

Otters Fine Foods - Smokehouse & Deli

Oakham

This is a great place to work, the staff are lovely & friendly. There are many tasks to do including waitressing, working on the till & in the office for deliveries & orders.

Catering

Sondes Arms Public House

Corby

Have to be willing to handle any task given to you. Completed a wide variety of jobs. You must be good with people & be able to communicate well.

Catering

The Blue Ball

Oakham

Making and preparing starters and deserts and washing up. Must enjoy working with food and be prepared to get your hands dirty. Had  a lot of training in practical food prep. A great cookery experience.

Catering

The Coach House Inn

South Luffenham

 

Catering

The Falcon Hotel

Uppingham

Working in housekeeping, waitressing, flower arranging and running errands. I also went on reception and made cakes in the kitchen. I was always busy and enjoyed every minute of it.

Catering

The Fox Inn Public House

Hallaton

Lots of waitressing, cleaning & setting tables making sure they are ready for the next customer. You must be polite & friendly & enjoy working with people.

Catering

The Horse & Jockey

Oakham

Front of house work including waitressing, cleaning, taking orders, setting up.  Also some washing up, cooking, folding aprons and tea towels etc. A mix of typical pub work.

Catering

The Nevill Arms Tea Rooms

Market Harborough

A lot of hard work, be prepared to get your hands dirty, clearing and washing up and being on your feet nearly all day. You need to be enthusiatic and turn up on time. Lots of banter with work mates and a very friendly atmosphere.

Catering

The Old Swan Public House

Kibworth, Leics

Waitressing and kitchen work

Catering

The Olive Branch Public House

Clipsham

Preparing vegetables, cleaning tables, taking people's orders, pot washing and taking food to the customers. Must be able to concentrate and follow instructions.

Catering

The Queen's Head

Billesdon, Leics

Set tables, clean tables, serve food, pour drinks, prepare food and washing up.

Catering

The Royal George Public House

Cottingham

Lots of prep & cooking. There are opportunities to make starters & desserts. You must enjoy cooking & working with food. All the staff are kind & helpful.

Catering

The Talbot Inn

Gretton

A lot of prepping of food and learning how a local pub works.  Must enjoy serving other people and working with food.

Catering

The Wheatsheaf Public House

Edith Weston

 

Catering

Wistow Café Bistro

Wistow, Leics

Cleaning tables, sweeping up, taking orders and taking out food. Washing dishes and taking out bins. Conversing with customers.

Catering/Front of House

The Bewicke Arms

Hallaton

 

Catering/

Kitchen

Coppergate

Uppingham

 

Catering/

Kitchen

Hambleton Hall Hotel

Rutland Water

Helping the chefs preparing food.  You need to enthusiastic.  The more you put in the more you will get out. Opportunity to learn a lot working in a high end kitchen being supported by a great team of chefs. Must want to be  chef.

Catering/Tea Room

Button Hole Café

Wing

You learn a wide range of skills in a catering business but must have a vague idea of customer service. Highly enjoyable placement & would recommend it to anyone wanting to own a business.

Catering/Tea Room

Castle Cottage Café

Oakham

This is a busy local café where you will learn a wide range of skills in the catering business but will need to be confident with people  & have good customer service.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Belton Pre-School Playgroup

Oakham

Must enjoy working with children and be good at sorting out all types of situations that occur. Must be prepared for tears and temper tantrums.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Brunt's Farmhouse Day Nursery

Melton Mowbray

You have to enjoy looking after children, playing with them and reading them stories.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Castle Lane Day Nursery

Market Harborough

Need to have a great deal of patience with young children and help them learn through games and play. Must enjoy working with children and be good at sorting out all types of situations that occur. The staff are really friendly.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Chirpy Chicks Pre-School

Gretton

I enjoyed working in Chirpy Chicks it was great fun and I enjoyed helping the children and playing games.  It helps if you are energetic to keep up with the kids!

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Helpston Playhouse Pre-School

Peterborough

You must enjoy working with children and be prepared to help with tidying up and doing some cleaning. You must also be quite confident and easy to get along with.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Langham Nursery

Oakham

 

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Little Angels Uppingham Ltd

Uppingham

Communicating with children aged between 10 months and 4 years old. You must be very confident, patient and willing to join in and teach the children new ways of learning.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Little Me Nursery

Market Harborough

 

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Little Osprey Pre-School

Edith Weston

 

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Pen Green Centre (Children's Nursery)

Corby

You must enjoy working with children. I tidied up after the children at playtime and gave out their snacks. You need to be patient and understanding.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Queen Eleanor Pre-School

Geddington

You must like children and be good at talking to them. I took the register and did a lot of arts and crafts with the children.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Queen of Hearts Nursery

Kettering

Working with children and communicating with members of staff. Must enjoy working with children.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Scallywags Day Nursery

Oakham

You have to be able to deal with babies, toddlers and children.  Be prepared to clean, feed, play and look after others. You must have patience and be prepared to help others.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Squirrels Day Nursery

Corby

You have to love working with children.  I got on well all the children and the staff.  I did everything except changing nappies and putting the babies to sleep.  Worked with 9mth to 2yrs most days, but occaisionally got to work in the pre-school room with 3 - 4 year olds.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Stepping Stones Pre-School

Uppingham

Working with children from the age of 2 - 5 years old. Must be confident to play and interact with young children independently and use your imitative.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Studfall Infant School & Nursery

Corby

I enjoyed working at the Nursery and read a lot of books to the children.  You need a lot of patience.  Also I enjoyed making pirate hats and eye patches with the children.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

The Ark Nursery (1)

Oakham

Playing and interacting with children, tidying up. Need to enjoy working with children.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

The Ark Nursery (2)

Oakham

Must be prepared to get your hands dirty, play with the children, and help them to paint etc. You may also be asked to clean up after children.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Udders Pre-School & Day Nursery

Corby

This placement is a nursery in a farm setting. I was always busy and and on my feet for most of the day. The staff made me feel welcome.

Childcare/

Nursery Assistant

Upp-Starts Nursery

Uppingham

Worked with children in the Reception class, it was tiring but lots of fun. Washing up after breakfast, snacks and lunch, also did lots of activities with the children. Must enjoy working with children and you need a lot of patience and be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Communications/Commercial Printing

Sterling

Kettering

Had my own creative project which I had to complete independently.  Must have a creative flare and computer abilities, it  takes you a while to adapt to the software too.

Construction

AELL Builders

Corby

 

Construction

MST Construction Ltd

Gretton

Must be prepared to get dirty and listen and work hard. It was a really good experience because it gave me a really good idea of what I want to do as a career and gave me some experience of what work is like.

Construction

S & J Graveson

Caldecott

 

Construction

SAC Construction Ltd

Corby

A general building site & carpentry experience that is hard work but amusing as there is a lot of banter. Be prepared to get dirty and for the early mornings.

Construction/

Development

Mulberry Property Developments

Creaton, Northants

The placement is likely to be on a local site.

Creative, Arts & Media

Goldmark Art

Uppingham

Stock taking, working on database, cataloguing, sales, packing parcels for the post and moving paintings. Be prepared to work independently. Learning and researching different artists, techniques and their work. Employer would like to interview the student before offering the placement.

Dentistry

Finedon Dental Practice

Finedon, Northants

Mainly tasks on reception (using the database booking appointments, making phone calls). Need to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B if you want to decontaminate the instruments.  Need to have good people skills.

Dentistry

Market Place Dental Health Practice

Uppingham

I collected patient cards for the next day, filed and did some office admin work and also worked on reception. In the afternoon I observed dental procedures. You must be able to use your initiative, be polite to the clients and want to pursue a career in dentistry. Need to be vaccinated against Hepatitis B if you want to observe in the surgery.

Dentistry

West Road Dental Practice

Oakham

This placement is only available to students who want to pursue a career in dentistry.

Design

Hodges and Drake Design Ltd

Leicester

You need to have a genuine interest in design and be competent with photo shop and other computer based technologies to make this placement a success. Includes doing research, graphics and generally being creative.

Design & Marketing

Sheridan & Co

Market Harborough

Computer and sketch based design and research. If you enjoy and have reasonable ability in DT, this is the work experience for you! You get to take part in real, major design projects. Some of the work I did was used in a presentation to a client. You will need to apply directly by letter.

Design & Marketing

Instore Vision Ltd

Newtown Unthank

Designing shop units so you need to be arty. Also be willing to make tea & coffee, do filing and be good with computers.

Design & Marketing

Meticulous Ltd

Leicester

Amazing! Lots of designing and making and general helping out.  Was such a good expericence, I would recommend it.  The people are lovely.

Design/

Manufacture of Shop Displays

County Display Leicester Ltd

Leicester

Designed on Solidworks which is  a computer design programme. I worked in the office on Sage spread sheets, attended meetings and a customer briefing in London.

Design/

Packaging/

Branding

Multi Packaging Solutions Ltd

Leicester

 

Dog Grooming

Paws Retreat

Oakham

I prepped dogs which includes washing them, blow drying and brushing their fur dry.  I also helped to trim a dog.  Cleaning up afterwards.

Dog Grooming

Rutland Dog Grooming

Uppingham

Must be happy to clean & organise & be comfortable with dogs.

Dog Grooming/

Kennels

Coombe Farm Dog Boarding Kennels

Stamford

 

Dog Grooming/

Kennels

Leicester Dog Grooming

Leicester

Must be confident with working with dogs. Would help if you had groomed dogs before. You must be willing to work hard and strategically. Get to try bathing, drying, brushing and clipping the dogs.

Education

Billesdon Primary School

Billesdon, Leics

 

Education

Brigstock Latham's Primary School

Kettering

Mostly reading with the children. I loved working with the children and you get a good coverage of classes.

Education

Bringhurst Primary School

Market Harborough

Helping children with their work, sports and spelling and also with their maths and English. Clearing up and organising. Lovely staff, I couldn't have gone anywhere better.

Education

Brooke Hill Academy Nursery

Oakham

Spending lots of time with children, reading, doing art/crafts & doing sporting activities with them. Must be good with children and very friendly and approachable. Loved being with the children.

Education

Brooke Hill Academy Trust Ltd

Oakham

I did lots of laminating, photocopying and taking down displays. I also worked with small groups of children on school trips and in lessons. You must enjoy working with children.

Education

Catmose Primary School

Oakham

Sharpening pencils, sticking in sheets, cutting out, teaching, playing with the children. Gained a lot of confidence in communication with staff and children. All the staff are super friendly and make you feel very welcome.

Education

Church Langton C of E Primary School

Church Langton

Helping the children with reading/writing and generally helping out around the classroom.  Must enjoy working with children. 1 WEEK PLACEMENT ONLY 9TH-13TH JULY 2018

Education

Corby Old Village Primary School

Corby

You must be a positive person who enjoys working with children.

Education

Cottesmore Primary School

Oakham

You need to be able to act maturely and responsibly.

Education

Cottingham C of E Primary School

Corby

Working in KS2 needs a lot of patience. Very good placement helping the children and getting involved in lessons. Some of the children are quite clingy and needy. Got involved in many different areas including sports day and working in the office.

Education

Danesholme Junior Academy

Corby

Spent lots of time with children of all abilities in small groups as well as time in the school office which gave you a view of working in a school from a different perspective. All in all a very valuable week which I would recommend to anyone.

Education

Edith Weston Academy

Edith Weston

Must enjoy working with children and be good at sorting out all types of situations that occur.

Education

Exeter Primary School

Corby

You must enjoy working with children and be patient and caring and are willing to pursue a career in education.

Education

Geddington C of E Primary School

Geddington

Helping staff and students, sorting out problems etc. Put my IT skills to good use especially for the school play.

Education

Great Dalby Primary School

Melton Mowbray

Taking care of children and their needs. You must like children & enjoy looking after them.

Education

Gretton Primary Academy

Corby

Need to have a great deal of patience with young children and be calm when talking to the children. Be prepared to do lots of laminating, reading and painting. It's a lovely environment and everyone makes you feel so welcome.

Education

Ketton Primary School

Ketton

There is lots of cutting, laminating & working with children & going on trips. Every single day was different.

Education

Leighfield Academy

Uppingham

Working with children 4-11, be prepared for hard, tiring work. The younger students are VERY energetic. It's fun and exciting - there is always something to do from helping students with their work to decorating the classroom for next year.

Education

Little Bowden Primary School

Market Harborough

Can only offer a 1 week placement - 9th-13th July 2018.  Helping out with class work and generally assisting the teacher.

Education

Little Stanion Primary School

Corby

 

Education

Oakham C of E Primary School

Oakham

Working with children takes patience and consideration. They have a short attention span but it is very rewarding. I visited a variety of classes, organising and helping in lessons. Also did some paperwork and photocopying.

Education

Oakley Vale Primary School

Corby

Looking after children and keeping them on task. You must enjoy working with children and be patient and calm.

Education

Our Lady's of Walsingthan Primary School

Corby

I helped in the reception class and in PE - you must love kids.

Education

Overdale Junior School

Leicester

Working with children, cooking, painting, drawing and writing. Must be able to cope with misbehaviour. Organisation of folders and display boards. Must like children.

Education

Ridgeway Primary Academy

Market Harborough

Worked in Reception and Year 5 class. A lovely placement if you like children.  A one WEEK PLACEMENT ONLY 9TH-13TH JULY 2018.

Education

Somerby Primary School

Melton Mowbray

I really enjoyed the week, a very full on work placement.

Education

St Andrew's Primary School

Kettering

 

Education

St Brendan's Catholic Primary School

Corby

 

Education

St Mary & St John Primary School

North Luffenham

 

Education

Studfall Junior School

Corby

Working with children, some deaf and some with other disabilities. Initiative and punctuality is important. It is a fantastic opportunity that I thoroughly enjoyed, wish I could go back.

Education

Tugby Primary School

Tugby

Must enjoy working with children and helping around the class.  Also must like all age groups of children and be prepared to help teach and join in with various activities.

Education

University of Leicester

Leicester

Working in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation.

Education

Uppingham CE Primary School

Uppingham

A great hands on experience in primary school teaching.  Reading, marking and teaching and going on school trips with pupils. Very tiring as you're always on your feet. The staff are very welcoming and kind.

Education

Wilbarston Primary School

Market Harborough

Must like working with young children and doing practical tasks with them. Helped a lot in PE. You will need to be confident.

Education

Woodnewton Academy

Corby

Helped out generally & listened to the children read - you must like kids!

Education/

Psychology

Leicestershire County Council

Leicester

 

Electrical

Lidbetter & Hicks Ltd

Market Overton

 

Engineering/

Precision Moulding

Fenton Precision Engineering Ltd

Wellingborough

Shadowing engineers in the mould and tool shop. Working in CAD, drawing and digitising products and tool plates. Must have an interest in engineering.

Environmental/

Renewable Energy/

Technology

Navitron Ltd

Oakham

Working in the Design Department designing renewable energy systems. You must be good at maths and have an understanding of trigonometry.

Environmental/

Sustainability

Corby Borough Council - Environmental Services

Corby

Placement takes place in Environmental & Electric  departments. Student would need to be interested in sustainability and environmental issues. Mostly office based with a few trips out, friendly staff.

Equestrian

Brampton Stables

Church Brampton, Northants

 

Equestrian

Clipston Riding School

Market Harborough

 

Equestrian

G F R Cooke Eventing

Market Overton

Students must have equestrian experience and have a strong interest in horses and riding. Lots of 'yard and ménage type' work. This is a busy, working yard.

Equestrian

Pine Tree Liveries

Goadby, Leics

Insight given into the range of activities required to run a horse livery yard. Lots of variety and hard work. Must enjoy working on a stable yard and working long hours.

Equestrian

R P Jones Livery

South Luffenham

You must be able to work with horses and not be scared of them and have prior knowledge and experience of them. Everyone is really nice and helpful and I had an insight in a competition yard at international level.

Equestrian

Red Piece Equestrian Centre

Kettering

This is a National Pony Club Centre, duties include tacking up and de-tacking, grooming, tidying, putting jumps up and down and general yard duties. Need to have a strong interest in horses and be able to ride (or want to learn). Possible Saturday working, with day off in the week. Teaches some autistic children on Saturdays so you need to be patient.

Equestrian

Rolleston Hall Estates Ltd

Rolleston, Leics

You will need to have a strong interest in horses and be able to ride to a good standard. A great opportunity to get involved in the equestrian world and get up close with horses!

Equestrian

Spinney Hill Paddocks

Brigstock, Northants

You need to be able to ride to a good standard & have a keen interest in horses to be accepted for this placement.  Be prepared to get dirty, must be confident around horses.

Equestrian

Spring Farm Equestrian

Oakham

Must be confident around horses and want to get your hands dirty. Got to be hard working.  Sweeping walkways, grooming horses  and shovelling poo! Generally cleaning up after animals. Must have a basic knowledge of caring for horses.

Equestrian

The Centaur Appaloosa Stud

Billesdon, Leics

Lots of mucking out, tacking up and grooming and working with young horses. Must be prepared to work hard but it's well worth it when you get to ride. Everybody is really friendly, but you work for long hours. You need to be able to ride to a high standard. Interview required before placement is offered.

Equestrian

Willoughby Lodge Farm

Loughborough

You need to have an interest and understanding of horses and the hard work that is involved in this placement. Carried out wide variety of duties involved in the running of a yard

Equestrian

Blue Point Horses

Wymondham, Leics

Spend 99% of time outside and with animals so must be willing to get hands dirty and work in all weather conditions.

Equestrian

Lucy Kemplay Eventing

Stoke Albany

Students must have equestrian experience and have a strong interest in horses and need to be an experienced rider.

Equestrian- Assistant Groom

Harringworth Manor Stables

Corby

Really nice place to work, friendly staff, quite hard work - mucking out, cleaning up the yard, grooming, but its lovely to work with the animals, plus you get to have a ride.

Equestrian- Equine Farrier

Prestige Farriery Services

Fleckney

 

Estate Agency

James Sellicks Estate Agents

Market Harborough

 

Estate Management

Empingham Estates

Stamford

Must enjoy working with pheasants and partridges and working in all weathers. It's hard work but enjoyable. It helps if you have a bit of knowledge of working on an estate and experience with birds too. Placement is subject to interview.

Eventing

Barrowcliffe Eventing

Queniborough

You must be able to ride to a good standard & be comfortable with horses.

Farm and Country Centre

Rutland Farm Park

Oakham

A practical farming experience.

Farm and Country Centre

Sacrewell Farm & Country Centre

Peterborough

An alternative placement to a veterinary practice. Lots of active work outside, working with animals. Be prepared to interact with a range of different animals and cleaning up lots of poo! You need to love animals!

Farm and Country Centre

West Lodge Rural Centre

Desborough

Mucking out, feeding and bedding a variety of farm animals. A chance to interact with younger visitors when helping with activities including helping with pony rides and donkey grooming. A fantastic placement for anyone who loves working with animals.

Farming

Belton Poultry Farm (Belton Layers)

Belton in Rutland

 

Farming

J N Clark & Son

Gretton

 

Farming/Retail

Gander's Farm

Cottingham

You must enjoy working with animals and be quick at doing jobs.  Being awake early is also useful!  Being a hardworker is key in farming and ice-cream making.  Be prepared to get tired and mucky. Placement is subject to interview.

Finance Assistant

Rutland County Council

Oakham

Be prepared for a lot of spread sheets and paperwork.

Finance Assistant

Trust Financial Planning Ltd

Stoughton, Leics

 

Front of House

Lake Isle Restaurant

Uppingham

This is a friendly relaxed environment, but very tiring.  Experience in the kitchen, restaurant and hotel area. I made different dishes and was given a lot of freedom to get on with the task. You need to have an interest in the hospitality/leisure industry.

Garden Nursery Assistant

Gates Nurseries

Cold Overton

Cleaning, pricing and re-stocking shelves. You must be confident around customers and enjoy working on the tills.

Garden Nursery Assistant

Hollands Nurseries

Melton Mowbray

Did a lot of planting of plants. Must be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Gardening/Landscaping

Barnsdale Hall Hotel

Oakham

Generally assisting the groundsmen. Weeding, planting and fetching and carrying. General light duties. Must have an interest in working as a gardener or in the horticultural/leisure industry.

General Assistant

Avon Cosmetics

Northampton

 

General Assistant

Hanson Cement Ltd

Stamford

Spent time in the control room in the Quarry and also the offices in the Laboratory. You must know how to use Excel & be able to work hard.

General Assistant

Melton Computers (A1 Domestic Solutions Ltd)

Melton Mowbray

It was a wicked placement, I enjoyed the work and the being with the staff.

General Assistant

Rigid Containers Ltd

Desborough

This placement is ideal if you are interested in design, marketing and/or manufacturing.

General Assistant

Sew Systems Ltd

Oadby, Leics

Doing office work e.g. filing, answering the phones and shredding.

Hairdressing

Askews Hair & Beauty

Kettering

I enjoyed washing peoples hair.  Must feel comfortable talking to customers and other staff members.

Hairdressing

Blondes & Brunettes

Corby

 

Hairdressing

Cottage Salon

Gretton

Making lots of tea and coffee. Must be able to cope with lots of cleaning up, mainly hair and dishes.

Hairdressing

Crème Hair and Beauty

Oakham

Washing hair, sweeping up and looking after the stylists generally. You need to be interested in becoming a hairdresser in order to do this placement.

Hairdressing

Fusion Hairdressers

Desborough

It is a great placement, you must be very chatty and friendly with the customers.

Hairdressing

Harper's Hair Salon

Oakham

 

Hairdressing

Headworx Salon

Desborough

Cleaning and sweeping up after haircuts. You get to watch the stylists and pick up tips and learn cutting techniques from them.

Hairdressing

High Maintenance Salon

Corby

Help clean up, make tea/coffee, observe beauty treatments

Hairdressing

Moko Hair

Market Harborough

You need to be polite and confident and be prepared to talk to customers and do lots of sweeping and cleaning up.

Hairdressing

Sloane's of Uppingham

Uppingham

Closed Mondays.  Sweeping up hair, making tea and coffee.  Washing hair and watching the hairdressers, folding towels and mopping up. Be prepared to work hard and stand all day but be happy and friendly.

Hairdressing

Sloane's of Uppingham

Uppingham

Closed Mondays.  Sweeping up hair, making tea and coffee.  Washing hair and watching the hairdressers, folding towels and mopping up. Be prepared to work hard and stand all day but be happy and friendly.

Hairdressing/

Beauty Assistant

Cate's Boutique

Market Harborough

Top to toe beauty treatments, hair & make up for weddings, fashion, film/TV, editorial & commercial.

Hairdressing

/Beauty Assistant

Moon Salon

Oadby, Leics

Lots of cleaning up after other people and observing, have to be talkative, kind and able to start conversations. Extends your knowledge of hairdressing.

Horticulture/

Estate Management

Burghley Estates

Stamford

Lots of manual work on the estate, cutting grass, watering, maintaining water fountain etc. Would suit someone who was interested in studying horticulture.

Hospitality

The Angel Hotel & Restaurant

Market Harborough

This placement gives you a general insight into each department of the hotel. You must be willing to learn new skills quickly and be comfortable communicating with customers. You need to use your common sense in some instances.

Hospitality

The Falcon Hotel

Uppingham

Working in housekeeping, waitressing, flower arranging and running errands. I also went on reception and made cakes in the kitchen. I was always busy and enjoyed every minute of it.

Housekeeping

Barnsdale Hall Hotel

Oakham

Generally assisting the housekeeper. Cleaning bedrooms, checking linen, laundry duties, counting stock, replenishing tea and coffee and hoovering. Must have an interest in working in the leisure industry.

Interior Design

Sarah Harding Interiors

Uppingham

Help in showroom, making mood boards, ordering samples and sales orders. Possibly helping out with measurements at clients home.

IT/Computer Services

Corby Computer Clinic Ltd

Corby

 

IT/Computer Services/

Software

ClockedIn

Uppingham

You must enjoy working with computers. The company creates, develops, tests & sells time & attendance software systems.

IT/Computers

Millennium Computer Services

Oakham

Fixing laptops and computers at the office and in the customer's workplace. Must enjoy working with computers and be prepared to look for work yourself and not expect work to be handed to you. Students need to have an interest for the placement to be successful. You need to be taking GCSE Computing to apply for this placement.

IT/Computers

Safeguard IT Ltd

Stamford

 

Kennels Asisstant

Woodland Pytchley Hunt

Kettering

You must be someone who is willing to work hard & get your 'hands dirty' and are familiar with the country ways/pursuits. Owner would like to meet or have a chat with student before offering placement.

Kitchen

Launde Abbey

East Norton

Retreat & Conference Centre. I worked in housekeeping, in the kitchens, office, restaurant and gardens. Friendly staff, you must be prepared to get involved in any department.

Kitchen/

Catering

Lake Isle Restaurant

Uppingham

This is a friendly relaxed environment, but very tiring.  Experience in the kitchen, restaurant and hotel area. I made different dishes and was given a lot of freedom to get on with the task. You need to have an interest in the hospitality/leisure industry.

Land/Farm Consultancy

Brown & Co

Melton Mowbray

 

Legal Assistant

Corby Borough Council, Legal Services Department

Corby

Been to court, doing filing and photocopying and had the opportunity to work with different lawyers. Student must be interested in law. It is a very interesting placement.

Legal Assistant

Seatons Solicitors

Corby

 

Legal Assistant

Taylor Rose

Peterborough

I issued court documents, wrote letters/emails to clients and answered the phone.  If you're interested in law this is a great place to gain a better understanding.

Leisure Centre Assistant

Barnsdale Hall Hotel

Oakham

Did a variety of jobs, worked at the poolside and in the gym. Had training on the Leisure Club reception answering the phone and dealing with customers. Must be interested in the sport/leisure industry and possibly be prepared to work shifts. May have to attend an interview.

Librarian

Catmose College Library

Oakham

 

Lighting Manufacturer

Technical Consumer Products Ltd

Corby

I worked in lots of different departments & on the computer. Overall it was a good experience.

Maintenance

Sheriff Property Maintenance

Uppingham

 

Manufacture/

Installation Garden Rooms

The Green Room

Uppingham

Counting stocks, updating spreadsheets and updating social media.  You should be interested in economics and be well organised.

Manufacturing

Edstrom of Sweden Ltd

Corby

Must be prepared to use tools & equipment. This is a practical placement where you must be prepared to get your hands dirty.

Manufacturing

The Harborough Rubber Company Ltd

Market Harborough

Experience of rubber technology, laboratory processes and testing, plus commercial office experience.

Manufacturing/Distributing Roof Products

Living Space UK Ltd

Corby

 

Manufacturing/Engineering

Mecc Alte UK Ltd

Oakham

Physically demanding must be able to lift 25kg. Lots of standing, very interesting and learning about alternators and the whole process of making them. You feel a sense of achievement.

Marketing

Bigdog Agency

Leicester

Worked on rebranding & advertising.I was allowed to develop my own ideas for briefs & use a range of different computer programs.

Masonry

Finnemore Stonemasons Ltd

Uppingham

Carving and working with stone was a lot of fun. I enjoyed working with everyone. Be prepared to get dirty and be on your feet for long periods of time. Fantastic placement, You will need to be interested in stone masonry to apply for this placement.

Mechanical Engineers Assistant

QPREP Ltd

Oundle

Can't be afraid of the complexity involved in working with cars.  Constantly on your feet - but good banter with other employees.

Media/

Publishing

Bauer Media Group

Peterborough

 

Merchandising Assistant

Next PLC

Enderby, Leicester

I worked in an office and retail environment. You need to be polite and respectful. Interview may be required before being accepted on this placement.

Multimedia Production/

Digital Art/Animation

EducationCity Ltd

Oakham

Students that apply need to have a strong interest in digital art, animation and multimedia production and need to be taking GCSE Computing.

Opticians

Davis Optometrists

Kettering

Always had something to do.  I enjoyed using the equipment and learning the varieties of glasses.  It's something completely new to learn.

Outdoor Education Assistant

Root & Branch Out

Belton in Rutland

This placement involves teaching children outdoor skills & learning about outdoor activities.

Photography Assistant

Rutland Photographic Studio & Gallery

Oakham

Given tasks to do and have to undertake them on your own.  Give your own ideas and they sometimes use them!

Photography Assistant

Sue Hunt Photography

Medbourne

 

Plumbing

Ian Duffy Plumbing Services

Corby

Fetching tools from the van. Did something different every day, observed jobs, learnt the names of the tools and what their function was.

Plumbing

P J Plumbing & Heating Ltd

Langham

Be prepared to get dirty when working with oil/gas boilers etc.

Printing/Admin Assistant

Digital Deadline

Melton Mowbray

This is a sign making, digital printing and vehicle graphics company. I put up the signs and did any other preparation work required. Did a variety of work during my placement and really enjoyed it.

Printing/Admin Assistant

The Quoin Print Co Ltd

Oakham

 

Radio

Corby Radio

Corby

Answering phones, putting new items together and recording news and music items. Must be prepared to speak on radio and on the telephone and have a reasonable knowledge of & interest in music and ICT.

Radio

HFM Radio Ltd

Market Harborough

Need to have basic IT skills to produce posters etc. Should have an interest in media and news and be prepared to speak on air in a confident manner. Worked on reception, did some typing and went out with a reporter as well. This is a 1 week placement only.

RAF-Assistant Chef-Catering

RAF Wittering

Peterborough

One week placement only. EARLY APPLICATION ADVISED.

RAF-Assistant Steward-Catering

RAF Wittering

Peterborough

One week placement only. EARLY APPLICATION ADVISED.

RAF-General Engineering Technician

RAF Wittering

 

Peterborough

One week placement only. EARLY APPLICATION ADVISED.

RAF-Mechanical Transport Driver Assistant

RAF Wittering

Peterborough

I repaired vehicles around the base but you must be prepared to do a lot of lifting too. This is a physical placement. One week placement only. EARLY APPLICATION ADVISED.

RAF-Mechanical Transport Driver Assistant

RAF Wittering

Peterborough

I repaired vehicles around the base but you must be prepared to do a lot of lifting too. This is a physical placement. One week placement only. EARLY APPLICATION ADVISED.

Reception

Barnsdale Hall Hotel

Oakham

Shadowing receptionist, doing daily admin duties e.g. filing, checking guests in and out, sorting out the newspapers and eventually answering the phone. Must have an interest in working on a reception or in the leisure industry.

Reception

Corby Enterprise Centre - Angle Technology

Corby

Worked on reception, answering the phone & talking to clients and carrying out general admin tasks. It's a really good placement but you need to be confident.

Recruitment

James Andrew Recruitment Solutions Ltd

Leicester

Fast & boisterous atmosphere. You must be able to keep up & be prepared to work fast to keep up with deadlines.

Recruitment

OSP- Staffline Group PLC

Market Harborough

Must have knowledge of Photoshop, basic spread sheets and graphic design. Must have initiative to work hard and dress smartly.

Recruitment

Quest Employment

Corby

Recruitment company for the industrial, technical, commercial and professional sectors. A great choice to get stuck into recruitment - be prepared to talk to lots of the people and be part of the Quest team.

Repair of Motor Vehicles

Central Garage Uppingham Ltd

Uppingham

Worked in a garage environment involving repairing, servicing and doing MOT's. Be prepared to get dirty.  Be careful around bikes.  Must have some knowledge of engines and wear safety equipment. Must be prepared to stand up all day!

Repair of Motor Vehicles

E J Ward Motor Engineers

Lutterworth

You need to like cars in some way including classic cars.  I took apart a TR7 engine and helped other staff with their jobs including moving panels, sanding down components and clearing up.

Repair of Motor Vehicles/Cycles

Castle Car Care Ltd

Uppingham

Must be very interested in changing tyres and be prepared to get dirty. Also there are quiet times when there are no customers. Employer would like to meet student before offering placement. Student must wear boiler suit and steel cap boots.

Repair of Motor Vehicles/Cycles

Headlands Garage

Kettering

 

Repair of Motor Vehicles/Cycles

Oakham Tyres

Oakham

Be prepared to get dirty. Lots of tyre changing and making cups of tea. Cleaned up after we had finished work and watched the mechanics do wheel alignments.

Repair of Motor Vehicles/Cycles

Sycamore Harley-Davidson

Uppingham

Helping working on bikes and screwing in bolts. Also you get to do some custom work if you're lucky. The people are friendly and it's a great placement if you want to be involved in this field of work. Made lots of tea and coffee.

Repair of Motor Vehicles/Sales

Adams & Sons Ltd

Morcott

 

Research & Testing

SATRA Technology

Kettering

 

Retail

Barrowden & Wakerley Community Shop

Barrowden

Good placement, you do a lot more than the book says and you get very involved. A friendly atmosphere.

Retail

Beau Nouveau

Leicester

I used the till, sorted out clothes & cleaned up. Be prepared not to sit down & be busy all of the time.

Retail

Bebooted

Market Harborough

You will need to use your own initiative to complete tasks and be confident and polite with your colleagues and customers. This placement is suitable for a female student that is interested in fashion and retail. It is a small, individual fashion shop with female clients only.

Retail

Cancer Research UK

Oakham

Cleaning the shop, tagging clothes, making tea, window dressing, washing, polishing and pricing items.

Retail

Cavell's

Oakham

If you're interested in fashion then this is the placement for you. You get experience from the shop floor to working with the marketing team and also helping with merchandising. It's great! Please contact Cavell's direct, bring your form direct to Student Services so I can provide you with details.

Retail

Cottingham Village Shop

Corby

Must be confident with people & a good talker. You must be prepared to do a lot of hard work.

Retail

Fantasia

Corby

I cut material, priced up products, did some ironing and talked to customers. Must be patient and get on well with people.

Retail

Forest Books

Uppingham

Lots of packing and posting books and emailing potential buyers.

Retail

Halfords

Melton Mowbray

If you want to learn about graphics then come here. Be prepared to make good cup of tea too. Putting stock on shelves and building bikes. Must have some general knowledge of bikes.

Retail

Motor Savers (Corby) Ltd

Corby

This is a car accessory shop specialising in car accessories and parts. They also sell cycles, motorcycles and their relative parts and accessories. There is a radio control department too. Motor Savers are an established High Street retailer with over 30 years in Corby.

Retail

Sainsburys

Stamford

 

Retail

Superdrug

Kettering

Be prepared to work hard and be on your feet for 7 hours. I stacked shelves and spoke to customers. The people were lovely and treat you with respect.

Retail

Tesco Stores Ltd

Oakham

Must be friendly and confident with customers but ready to work. Exhausting after only 4 days. Must use initiative but really enjoyable. Did work on shop floor and on the counter, also boxed up some pastries. Initially it seemed boring but it turned out to be a great experience.

Retail

Tesco Stores Ltd

Stamford

Worked in the staff room kitchen, the bakery, deli-counter and making sure the 'sell by' dates are correct. Met some really nice people and worked in a team and independently.

Retail

Super Ceramics Services Ltd

Uppingham

Tasks include: dusting, vaccuming, lifting and helping out in general.  Hours are 8 - 4:30pm.

Retail

The Junction

Corby

 

Retail Sales Assistant

Tilton Village Stores

Tilton on the Hill

Organising stock and shelving, working behind the till.  Must be confident to talk to people and have some organisational skills.

Retail Sales Assistant

Uppingham Sports & Books

Uppingham

Ordering books & working with customers. Have to enjoy talking & socialising, ordering & checking stock.

Retail Sales Assistant

W H Smith Ltd

Corby

Very welcoming and friendly employees to work with. Must enjoy following basic instructions, checking stock and facing challenging tasks that are unexpected. Must be punctual and committed to tasks set and not sit down for 9 hours straight!

Retail Sales Assistant

Waitrose

Oadby, Leics

You must be prepared for hard work & to lift heavy things. A good all round retail experience.

Retail/Sales/

Customer Service

Landsend Europe Ltd

This is a new 1 week only placement where you will be part of a large business gaining experience of working in the Contact Centre, Distribution Centre and the Outlet Store.

Retail/Animal Care

Pets at Home

Corby

Cleaning out fish and small animals and comforting and holding the animals  You must be prepared to work hard-lots of stacking shelves and cleaning. You need to be interested in working in retail too.

Retail/Animal Care

Pets at Home

Market Harborough

Cleaning out fish and small animals and comforting and holding the animals  You must be prepared to work hard - lots of stacking shelves and cleaning. You need to be interested in working in retail too.

Retail/Buyer

George Clothing (Asda)

Lutterworth

Worked quite long hours but as the days progressed I was given more to do. Everyone is really friendly.

Retail/Marketing

Joules Ltd

Market Harborough

You must be interested in fashion & how the fashion business works. Have to be good with computers & filing fabrics.

Sales/Lettings

Capitol Lettors - Sales & Lettings Agency

Peterborough

It was an interesting placement. There is a lot more to selling/renting houses than I thought.

Sales/Servicing/Repair of HGV's

TruckEast Ltd

Wellingborough

I did a lot of work with the mechanics observing and passing their tools to them. I also did some cleaning up.

Science

De Montfort University

Leicester

Scientific and administrative roles taken up, did some crime scene and forensic work too. Must be prepared to do office IT work as well as lab work. Very varied experience in a relaxed environment.

Software

Redbrick Solutions Ltd

Oakham

Worked on helpdesk, testing and software development teams and learnt about the different packages and applications. This helped me to understand the lifecycle of software development. Must have an understanding of computers and IT generally and enjoy working on them.

Software Development

Icon Ltd

Market Harborough

It's a good placement if you are prepared to work hard and do long hours of computer related work.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

3d Health & Fitness

Corby

 

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Adrenaline Alley

Corby

Was good but you have to work hard e.g. litter picks, sweeping up, cleaning up mess, mopping floors etc., but it's fun at the same time. Go in with the right attitude and you will enjoy the placement. I got some free sessions too!

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Catmose College Sports Development

Oakham

I worked with lots of children in lots of different sports and helped out on Sports Day. I shadowed different members of staff and tided out the store cupboards. Must enjoy sport with a view to a career in PE teaching or working in a sports centre.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Catmose Sports Centre

Oakham

Cleaned up in the morning. In the afternoon worked in the gym helping people and learning  about personal training. You need to be sporty to enjoy this placement.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Corby East Midlands International Pool

Corby

Students must be 15 years old at the time the placements starts. You must also be able to swim at least 2 lengths in a 25 metre pool in 1.8 metre depth. This is a great placement for the right person.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Dive Rutland

Ashwell

I helped pack the diving equipment & fill the cylinders & also assisted with the teaching.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Finding Fitness

Uppingham

Assisting a coach so you need to have initiative. Must be able to talk to children,  you also need to be able to get transport to the different venues & primary schools. It's brilliant if you like sport.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Football Development Schools Ltd

Market Harborough

Shadowing coaches most days and office administration type work on the other days. Must enjoy football and have an interest in coaching. Be prepared to travel.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Greetham Valley Golf Club

Greetham

 

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

HM Forces (Army)

North Luffenham

Placement only available for students considering a career in the military.  Must be fit and sure that the military is the right path for you.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Lodge Park Sports Centre

Corby

Setting up and joining in classes, shadowing gym instructors and must be prepared to clear up afterwards. Also worked in creche & pre-school & did some office work. Lots of banter with other workmates.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Rutland Cycling Ltd

Rutland Water

Help move the bikes in the morning and afternoon. Help serve customers and school groups. Bike knowledge helps. Met some amazing guys and had a lot of fun.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Rutland Cycling Ltd

Corby

Help move the bikes in the morning and afternoon. Help serve customers and school groups. Bike knowledge helps. Met some amazing guys and had a lot of fun.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Rutland Cycling Ltd

Peterborough

Help move the bikes in the morning and afternoon. Help serve customers and school groups. Bike knowledge helps. Met some amazing guys and had a lot of fun.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Rutland Cycling Ltd

Rutland Water

I liked building and fixing bikes, but I was more suited to hiring the bikes out.  I didn't like having to clean the sheep poo off the bikes!

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Rutland Sailing Club Ltd

Edith Weston

Hard work but if you love sailing and enjoy working with other people and children, it's fantastic!   Be prepared to work long hours and be tired. Must be enthusiastic, helpful and confident. Interview required before the placement is offered.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Rutland Water Golf Course

Oakham

Must be able to play & have a keen interest in golf. You must enjoy interacting with people & cleaning buggies, golf clubs & making posters etc. Overall it’s a great experience & you learn a lot about the business.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Rutland Watersports

Rutland Water

Cleaning the changing rooms and the pontoons.  Helping out with some of the sessions and sorting out life jackets and wetsuits in the shack.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Scraptoft Golf Club

Scraptoft, Leics

I worked in the shop, with the groundsmen, in the secretary's office, in catering and the golf professional. A great placement if you love golf. Must have a strong interest in golf and be able to play to a good level.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Stamford Association Football Club

Stamford

Good range of activities , enjoyable, informative & interesting.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Tom Flowers Cricket Coaching

Hallaton

 

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Uppingham School Sports Centre

Uppingham

Worked in the gym, at reception and at the poolside. Really nice placement if you like sport/leisure.

Sport & Outdoor Pursuits

Whissendine Primary School

Whissendine

Delivering sport in Primary Schools. Students should have a strong interest in sport & be doing GCSE PE. I set up equipment for the PE lessons & helped out at Sports Day. Please note Wednesday's will be spent at St Nicholas primary school in Cottesmore.

Sport/Arts/Crafts

Corby Sport Dimensions Activity Camps Ltd

Corby

Experience of working in sports, arts & crafts, home economics, dance & drama. Also admin/front desk experience. I supervised PE lessons for all years & set up the equipment.

Sports Grounds/

Gardens

Uppingham School Estate Manager's Office

Uppingham

This is a new placement, you need to have a genuine interest in working in a horticultural/gardening type role.

Theatre/Arts

Inspire Theatre Arts

Kettering

Teaching dances to children of all ages & choreographing dances. Must enjoy working with children & have some dance experience.

Theatre/Arts

Kilworth House Theatre

North Kilworth, Leics

Helped with sound and lighting. Had to find props and costumes amongst the stock.  Some time spent in the office taking bookings on the computer. The second week will be office based as there is no show. Great placement for anyone who wants to learn more about keeping a show running.

Theatre/Arts

Parsnips Youth Theatre/Rutland Youf Artz

Uppingham

Lots of getting involved with teaching the children and then admin work with registers and sorting costumes/props.  A really fun experience that is in a very relaxed environment. This is usually a one week placement.

Theatre/Arts

The Core at Corby Cube

Corby

Brilliant work placement in the theatre. Must be prepared to do admin, back stage and front of house. Great fun and everyone is polite and relaxed. Lots to do and find out if you get involved. This is a 1 week placement only.

Theatre/Arts/

Technical Support

Uppingham School Theatre

Uppingham

You must have a strong interest in theatre, lots of enthusiasm and be happy to get involved in whatever is going on. A sense of humour is essential. So if you would like to learn about the back stage workings of a theatre this is the placement for you.

Veterinary

Clear Ridge Vets

Stamford

I had to clean out the cages, walk the dogs, and prepare for and watch the operations. It is really fun. This placement books up quickly, please apply asap.

Veterinary

Northlands Veterinary Hospital

Kettering

A great 'hands on' veterinary experience. I helped to clean down, observed operations, helped with laser treatments and vaccinations. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and get involved. You must want to pursue a veterinary career to apply for this placement & have a real interest in science & animals.

Veterinary

Rutland Veterinary Centre Ltd

Uppingham

Be prepared to clean, get your hands dirty, visit farms, work with ill animals (that need lots of care). Watch operations, sterilise equipment and follow any instructions given. Also sat in on consultations. You need to be genuinely interested in animals and want to become a vet in order to do this placement.

Veterinary

Stamford Veterinary Centre

Stamford

This placement is very 'hands on.' You have to be an animal lover and be ok watching operations. Everyone was very welcoming. You must want to pursue a veterinary career to apply for this placement.

Veterinary

Town & Country Vets

Market Harborough

Working with animals, cleaning and preparing rooms and dog kennels. Watching operations daily, desterilising equipment and observing consultations. Very rewarding and a great experience if you love animals. Be prepared to work long hours, but not for anyone who is squeamish. You must want to be a vet or veterinary nurse in order to apply for this 1 week placement.

Veterinary

Vets4Pets Bretton

Peterborough

Lots of observation and cleaning. Played with cats and dogs and took them for a walk. Observed the vets and nurses working.

Veterinary

Vets4Pets Peterborough

Peterborough

Lots of observation and cleaning. Played with cats and dogs and took them for a walk. Observed the vets and nurses working.

Warehouse & Distribution

Indigo Concept Packaging Ltd

Leicester

Worked hard between 9-5pm, making bags. There was a lot of friendly banter.

Warehouse Assistant

P C Howard Ltd

Corby

Collecting and stacking boxes on a pallet. Wrapping goods and loading onto lorries. Be prepared to get dusty and dirty.  Lots of banter with staff.

Warehouse Operative

MH Connectors Ltd

Wellingborough

 

Workshop Assistant

Noble Russell Ltd

Uppingham

I enjoyed working here because it was a good way to experience real life design and a more physical experience for manufacturing. Helped out in workshop and designed a stool! Interview required before placement offered, student must be interested in design  and build of contemporary furniture.

Youth Teamwork Assistant

Reality Youth Project

Leicester