Nottingham Trent University - Work Inspiration Scheme

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The NTU Work Inspiration Scheme

Winner 'Local Impact Award - East Midlands' awarded by Business in the Community.

100% of colleagues in schools reported seeing an increase to their student's confidence and motivation when returning from our placements.

Now in our sixth year, the NTU Work Inspiration Scheme offers students high quality, meaningful placements with clear learning outcomes, through practical work based activities and the opportunity to see 'behind the scenes' at our institution. Alongside this, our aim is to engage students and raise their aspirations for HE and beyond.

We are pleased to announce that for 2015/16 there will be 30 placement areas available, with the capacity to offer placements to around 85 students.

As part of the scheme we invite all students and their parents/careers to the annual NTU Work Inspiration Scheme celebration event at the end of the year and highlight the ways we can continue to support them through our HE aspiration raising events in their future years.

We also encourage students to focus on the skills they will build while they are on placement with us - with each student receiving a Skills Development Profile for completion before, during and after their placement. We feel this is a great way to get students thinking about and recording their transferrable skills, and can act as a great point of reference for the future.

Our placements are offered free of charge

The way we run our NTU Work Inspiration Scheme means that students can receive a fully supported work experience placement free of charge. We use our internal health and safety team to ensure all placements are risk assessed, removing the need for schools to use external companies.

How to apply

We welcome applications from students with a keen interest in the area in which they are applying and we would like to see a higher representation of children in care and care leavers accessing our placement opportunities. If you represent either of these groups and are interested in more information please contact

To see the placement areas available, click here.