As part of a pilot project to trial extended industry placements, 3 of our BTEC Business students had the unique opportunity to spend 40 days with a local accountancy firm, PVG Accounting.
The students had varied roles in the company, all relevant to their college course including bookkeeping duties, managing client petty cash accounts, bank statement analysis, VAT schedules and general administrative duties. The 3 students received mentoring and support from one of our Employability and Partnership Coordinators due to the length of the placement. There were regular reviews and the students reported that they were enjoying the placement and finding the experience very beneficial.
Our contact at PVG Accountancy gave us some very positive feedback:
“The boys are fantastic. They are really doing well and I and my co-director are really impressed with their punctuality, hardworking and the rate at which they learn”
We hope to continue working with PVG Accountancy for extended industry placement opportunities in the future.