Industry placement role descriptions



An industry placement role description shows the student what their job role is while they are working with you. It outlines what they will do and what their responsibilities are. It tells supervisors and other people in the business what the student’s job involves. It also helps the college or school choose the right student for the placement.
It’s advisable to write a placement role description for each student, which links to the development objectives and learning goals agreed with the student and their college or school. A few tips are given on each of the downloadable placement role descriptions below followed by guidance on what it could cover.

Placement role descriptions

Agriculture, environmental and animal care

Business and administration

Catering and hospitality


Creative and design


Education and Early Years

Engineering and manufacturing

Health and science

Legal, finance and accounting

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