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Jane Vout – Employer Relationships Manager

Job Role: “I manage the Employer Relationships Team (ERT) & Work Placement Team (WPT) at Runshaw College.  This includes building relationships with key partners, community groups and employers in the local area.  ERT are responsible for the recruitment of apprentices, organising guest speakers for the college and live briefs for students.  WPT co-ordinate and arrange work and industry placements for our students, across a broad range of sectors.”

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Jayne Bennett – Work Placement Team Leader

“I lead the Work Placement Team at Runshaw College. This involves both coordinating the work of the team and also being “hands on” building relationships with employers in the local and surrounding area; sourcing and arranging placements for students; conducting workplace health and safety visits; completing DBS checks and assessing students in the workplace. We are a busy team and in an average year arrange around 1200 work placements!”.

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Sue Dean

“I am Sue Dean and my role within the Work Placement Team is to acquire work placements with employers and provide support to students whilst on placement. My role also involves completing the DBS process with students.”

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Stephanie Burtt

“Work Placement Officer: My responsibilities are seeking employers for Industry, T Levels and Work Placements for all courses but specialising in Engineering. My other responsibilities include the processing of placements, day to day administration tasks and looking after students that need that extra bit of help in sourcing a placement. I also go into class and speak to the students on how to source placements.”

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Diane Burt

“My Name is Diane and I am employed as a Work Placement Officer at Runshaw. I have worked for Runshaw for the last 27 years in various roles and love every minute of working with students, staff and Employers. Within my role I arrange Industry and Work Placements for a variety of courses as well as visiting our Industry Placement students and their Mentors in the workplace.”

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Connaire Garretty

“My role as a Work Placement Officer is dynamic, challenging and fun. I work with local employers to establish meaningful relationships that lead to quality work placements. I enable students to be confident in their approach to the workplace through individualised support and mentoring. I help students to reflect on their experiences throughout the year to form action plans for the future. Seeing our students grow personally and professionally is always rewarding.”

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Amanda Barnes

“My name is Amanda and in my role as an Employability Co-ordinator I deliver sessions to Runshaw Students in order to develop their employability skills. I also assist the Work Placement Team in providing learners with the opportunity to experience the world of work.”