Placement Officer

Reporting to: Business Manager

Department: Operations


To support the Business Managers to achieve their centre outcomes by sourcing, engaging and securing a wide range of work placements and the progression of learners into employment or apprenticeships for our Traineeship programme. Planning, securing and managing placements by working with employers, completing relevant placement documentation including health and safety assessments, monitoring and validation of learner hours and work experience on DBC Training’s systems.

Being an ambassador, promoting DBC and the existing services delivered to fill our Traineeship programmes, creating for learners their gateway to progress. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and secure Placements for learners

  • Identify and develop relationships with work placement employers and assess the compliance of the work placement with Health and Safety risk assessment and other relevant criteria

  • Ensure that learners are familiar with their responsibilities on work placement through delivering inductions to include health and safety and child protection / the protection of vulnerable adults

  • Complete and maintain all work placement documentation including safety assessments

  • Update and ensure accurate employer and learner records are maintained

  • Organise placement interviews for employer and learner

  • Manage learner attendance evidence

  • Act as the local Safeguarding Representative, ensure company procedures are adhered to 

  • Any other duties as required by the SMT and line manager.

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience of working in a performance targeted environment

  • Experience of securing work placement for young people

  • Experience of recording and maintaining records for learners

  • Experience in recruiting employers for work placements

  • Experience of working in a customer facing environment

  • Good communicator both written and verbally 

  • Sensitive to the needs of learners, young people and vulnerable members of society 

  • Ability to travel around East Midlands 

  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision 

  • Resilient and able to seek new placement opportunities 

  • Able to work as an integral team member 

  • Able to deliver work at a high standard 

  • IOSH working safely 

  • IAG Level 3 qualification (desirable)


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