WSC students successfully complete work placements
Four social and health care students from West Suffolk College (WSC) have successfully completed work placements at the Bury Drop In. All WSC students are required to complete mandatory work placements as part of their studies. Work placements have several benefits including increasing skills and clarifying career goals.
The students have been involved in various roles at the Drop In sessions including serving food, registering new guests, giving out donations such as toiletries, and acting as a befriender.
Sabine Dornbusch, general manager said: “The students have excelled in different roles, communicating with our guests, and displaying a great level of empathy and compassion for people in different and difficult circumstances.”
One student enjoyed the placement so much, she has asked to continue volunteering with the Bury Drop In over the summer.
Hannah Swallow, work placement officer for health and social sciences said: “It has been a fantastic opportunity for the students to be able to join Bury Drop in for Work Experience, they have finished their time with valuable working skills as well as experience in the industry. All students have expressed how much they have learnt, and enjoyed their time here. We hope to be able to do this again in the upcoming academic year. A huge thankyou to everybody at the Drop in for taking the students under their wings and offering them this opportunity.”
Pictured L-R: WSC students pictured with Hannah Swallow, work placement officer for health and social sciences at West Suffolk College.
“It has been a fantastic opportunity for the students to be able to join Bury Drop in for Work Experience, they have finished their time with valuable working skills as well as experience in the industry.
Hannah SwallowWork placement officer for health and social sciences