Work Experience Officer

Discipline: Support Staff
Salary: £24,120 - £26,138
Contact email:
Job ref: 019483
Published: 28 days ago
Deadline for Application: 24 May 2024 23:59

Bradford College are working together to transform lives. We aim to provide students with an outstanding experience. We currently have a vacancy for a Work Experience Officer to join the team.


As a Work Experience Officer at Bradford College, you will work directly with students to support, manage and monitor all work experience activity. The post holder will hold key responsibility for maximising the engagement of young people in these work placements, whilst seeking and developing working relationships with local and regional employers


Responsibilities include: 

  • To engage Bradford College Students in work experience; this will enable the student(s) to enhance their employability skills
  • To source and develop new work experience and industry placement opportunities in subject specialist areas
  • Build strong, robust business relationships through business development utilising all available resources to support the diverse placement activities within the department
  • Develop a robust client database to fulfil the needs of departments and faculties to support students into work experience opportunities
  • To promote and maximize student involvement and engagement with work experience
  • To assess student’s skills and create personalised career development plans to support further development, monitoring progress at regular intervals.
  • Liaise with curriculum teams and employers to set SMART objectives for work experience
  • To meet set targets for work experience in line with agreed performance indicators
  • To regularly conduct work experience visits and engage with a wide range of employers
  • Accurately record and produce reports on student engagement with work experience through our online Work Experience Management System
  • To participate in the evaluation process, reviewing the quality and impact of work experience and utilising this for future development
  • Produce case studies celebrating success and promote to internal and external audiences
  • To undertake tasks relating to the effective management and storage of documentation.
  • To network internally with relevant staff to support the delivery of work experience
  • Attend and contribute to appropriate team meetings, staff development and marketing activities
  • To liaise with curriculum staff and support staff to ensure positive outcomes for students


Full job description and person specification, please click here.


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be learner and quality focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. They should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within their core values.


Education & Training

*    GCSE A*- C or nationally recognised level 2 qualification in Maths or equivalent. (e.g. CSE 1, O Level A – C)

*    GCSE A*- C or nationally recognised level 2 qualification in English or equivalent. (e.g. CSE 1, O Level A – C)



*    Experience of working in an education setting delivering work experience or industry placement opportunities

*    Developing new local and regional contacts through proactive and innovative business development activity

*    Experience of working with a diverse range of people.


For an informal discussion about the role, please email


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.


Bradford College


At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals.


Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. Undergraduate to postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses.


Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College.


Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – equivalent to 30 days holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Additional college closure days, including 2-week Christmas closure
  • Local government pension scheme, with a generous 18% employer contribution
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Career progression opportunities – 54% of all vacancies are filled internally
  • Free sports and gym facilities
  • Free wellbeing initiatives and access to our exclusive staff indoor and outdoor wellbeing space
  • Confidential employee assistance service and on-site mental health first aiders
  • Access to Bradford College benefits hub, offering retail, travel, leisure and dining discounts and cashback
  • Discounts on greener travel – cycle to work scheme & local MetroCard and Northern Rail discounts
  • Access to hair and beauty treatments in our student-led Signature Spa
  • On-site dining facilities, including our award-winning Grove restaurant
  • A host of training development opportunities
  • Fantastic campus facilities, a short walk to public transport links in the heart of the City of Culture 2025
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that is truly committed creating a better future for all through education and training.


For full details please click here


*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.


Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications across all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.