(N.E.E.D.) project since 2015. During that time, the NEED project has helped the college set up successful work experience placements with employers including Hobbycraft and the British Red Cross.
Most recently Gabriel, a first year learner attending the Pears Campus at West Thames, undertook a placement at the British Red Cross as part of Work Experience Week. He worked at Head Office helping with practical tasks, including assembling folders. When asked about work experience Gabriel commented:
"I did work experience. I met Kathryn and Hannah. I got my own desk on the 3rd floor. I did work with Hannah and put folders together, all by me. I liked putting folders together. I did 9 folders. I enjoyed meeting new people and learning about the British Red Cross."