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The Industry Placement (IP) team are looking forward to working with you, supporting you through the IP process and helping you to select and secure a meaningful and rewarding IP.

Our office is based downstairs in the Learning Centre building. You are very welcome at any time or you can make an appointment to discuss your placement.

BCA has a dedicated Industry Placement department at the College. As part of your study programme at BCA, all students undertake some form of industry placement. We work with companies across the sectors our courses cover to provide you with outstanding opportunities in industry. Placement enriches students in many ways- it gives you the opportunity to see your industry in action and puts the skills you have learned into practice gaining you valuable working skills and experience.

Top 5 Reasons Why Industry Placement is Important

  1. The Study Programme – Your IP is part of the study programme so is a compulsory module on your course
  2. Networking – You’ll meet people at work and might attend meetings or events. You’ll make contacts that could provide a reference or help you in the future
  3. Apprenticeships – When applying for an apprenticeship, your industry placement will give you the opportunity to stand out and showcase your skills in a competitive market. A placement may also lead to an apprenticeship or future employment.
  4. University – It is important to stand out when applying for university. Work placements and volunteering will provide you with an opportunity to showcase your skills in your chosen subject
  5. Self Confidence – Working with other people in your chosen industry will help build your confidence.

We have over 1,600 employers in our database and always welcome more. These are employers we trust and have worked with previously, ranging from small-scale, local operations to multinational businesses. There is a placement for everyone and we are dedicated to making sure you get the right one for you.

Click here to access the Industry Placement App to search for employers, confirm your placements, manage and record evidence while in the workplace on your placement and build employability skills. Access with your BCA login details.

Contact the Industry Placement Team

Contact the Industry Placement team on the details below:

NameContact EmailTelephoneMobile NumberSubjects
Tricia Whitehousepawhitehouse@bca.ac.uk01628 82732307789 265726Industry Placement Manager
Niki Ince-Greennince-green@bca.ac.uk01628 827440N/AIndustry Placement Co-ordinator & Pastoral Support
Kerrie Pricekprice@bca.ac.uk01628 827516N/AIndustry Placement Administrator
Adrian Stewartastewart@bca.ac.uk01628 82745807789 267596Industry Placement Officer: Early Years
Health & Social Care
Alex Clarkeaclarke@bca.ac.uk01628 82749507827 446771Industry Placement Officer:
Media Production
Performing Arts
Production Arts
Art & Design
Sports Studies
Outdoor Education
Claire Kkaisckkais@bca.ac.uk01628 82753207484 098837Industry Placement Officer:
Motor Vehicle
Business Studies
Applied Science
Horticulture
Agriculture
Michelle Dawesmdawes@bca.ac.uk01628 82750607483 140380Industry Placement Officer:
Animal Management
Equine Studies