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WestKing students get industry insight during work placement at Willmott Dixon

Engineering students from Westminster Kingsway College complete a five-week work experience placement at London-based contractor Willmott Dixon.

A small group of Level 3 Engineering students from Westminster Kingsway College (WestKing) spent time learning about the world of work at the award-winning contracting and interior fit-out group Willmott Dixon. The four students, who are all in the first year of their course, spent two days a week at the company’s central London offices for five weeks in November and December 2023.

The engineering work experience placement was organised in partnership with the Social Value Team at Willmott Dixon. The company has supported work placements at WestKing for several years, providing 70-hour placements as well as extended 315-hour placements for the college’s Engineering and Business students. While most placements are completed in-person, the college and the company have worked together to offer virtual placements when required. Willmott Dixon has been recognised for its work in promoting social mobility and diversity and has supported a number of students with special educational needs.

During the work placement, the students learnt about various aspects of business within the company and gained valuable employability skills. Over the course of the five-week placement, the students grew in confidence and worked together on a school design project. They brought together what they had learnt during the placement and prepared a presentation to showcase their ideas. The winning pitch strongly demonstrated the students’ commitment to supporting the local community. 

Tanjila Ali, Social Value Project Assistant at Willmott Dixon, said: “The students brilliantly embodied the importance of Sustainability in the built environment while effectively communicating their pitch for why their company should be chosen to win the bid.” 

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