Industry Placements

SDT are introducing industry placements which will enable young people to gain the skills that they need to move into employment. You will be matched with a placement in the occupational area you want to work in.

A quality industry placement will arm you with the technical skills you will need to give yourself the best possible chance for entering skilled employment.


Benefits of a placement include an opportunity for the student to:

  • Develop their employability “soft skills” such as communicating, adapting to change, teamwork and problem solving.
  • Experience personal growth: to develop self-reliance, step outside their comfort zone, build confidence and learn about themselves to identify their strengths and preferences for future career options.
  • Undertake a placement which will last a minimum of 45 days
  • Undertake a placement which will improve their ability to gain a job
  • Have further opportunities like paid employment and apprenticeships
  • Develop their knowledge and skills relevant to their course and future career
  • Have greater understanding of what it is like to work in their chosen industry
  • Receive coaching and mentoring from a line manager
  • Occupationally specific and focused develop practical and technical skills required for the profession or trade that the student is studying for