Work placement for graduates

The Work Placement Unit of the College of Cape Town provides for a comprehensive support service to potential employers, students and lecturers across all programmes.  A dedicated Work Placement Officer (WPO) is based at each campus to assist with the provision of this service.

The purpose of the Work Placement Service is to identify various work opportunities within industry and to link suitably qualified students and graduates for appointment in such vacancies. Opportunities may vary from temporary vocational workplace experience, practical internships for N6 students to permanent employment for graduates.

Short of qualified staff?

Many South African employers and companies have found excellent solutions for the shortage of adequately qualified and experienced staff by sourcing students at Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges. Time spent in a real-life situation develops students’ skills and work experience and for many young people obtaining this kind of work experience has been life-transforming.

They develop a better understanding of their chosen career and how it is practiced in the workplace. This can motivate them to work harder and succeed. Many students have forged relationships with employers that led to immediate offers of employment after graduation.

Work Integrated Learning has become a foundation for many young people to qualify for access to employment opportunities which require some form of experience. This work-integrated learning programme for students is aligned with Department of Higher Education and Training’s vision to adequately prepare students for the word of work and create more employment opportunities for TVET College students.

Contact College of Cape Town

Companies and employers are invited to contact the College of Cape Town and ask to speak to the Work Placement Unit.