All beneficiaries will be required to undertake a short unpaid work placements in the sector following the completion of the 90 hour vocational language support course. This will be evaluated and analysed from both the beneficiary and employers’ viewpoints with feedback provided by the employer on the participants suitability for a career in the profession based on an assessment of their competencies and language.
On successful completion of the work placement, beneficiaries will be presented with a reference from the employer as well as career support and access to employment networks.
Programmes whose expertise lies in working with employers and work experience programmes will provide support tips and hints via the VLE for successful employer engagement. All partners will agree length of placements, start dates evaluation and monitoring procedures and will prepare benificiaries for entering the placements by incorporating a sort module on workplacements and appropriate employer engagement into the vocational language training.
Each partner will be responsible for the running of the placements and also monitoring and analysing the the impact on both beneficiary and employer, monitoring the placements throughout its term including visits and verbal feedback. Each partner will be responsible for collating evaluations and feedback from both beneficiaries and employers and sending these to the lead partner on the IO to compile a short report which in turn will be sent to the Applicant partner as part of final evaluation of the VOLCANO project.