Young people seeking work experience at BCP Council will be encouraged by one of its undergraduate schemes being named as one of the best in the country in the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards.
The council’s placement scheme at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre came sixth out of the sixty organisations nominated in the Top Medium-sized Businesses category, just behind brands such as Toyota and Adobe and ahead of brands including Porsche, Met Office and Samsung.
Founded by RateMyPlacement.co.uk over twelve years ago, the National Undergraduate Employability Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of employers, agencies, students and universities in undergraduate work experience across the UK. They are voted on by the placement students themselves.
Councillor Mark Anderson, Portfolio Holder for Environment, Cleanliness and Waste, said:
“We are enormously proud of this achievement. The NUE Awards showcase the passion, innovation and dedication of teams managing undergraduate workplace schemes and I would personally like to thank the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre team for putting us amongst the UK’s leading organisations in this regard.
“We are committed to providing our young people with a nurturing environment, high-quality education and great opportunities to grow and flourish, but this has to start with our own organisation: this achievement shows that we are doing just that.”
Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre, which is owned and operated by BCP Council, provides students with a range of work placement experiences, from providing information to visitors to helping the rangers with habitat surveys, wildlife monitoring and events. During recent restrictions, a Virtual Conservation Work Placement has instead been in place.
Find out more about our placements at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre.
Find out more about the NUI awards.