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Employer Testimonies

Read some feedback from employers who offer work placements to our students:

Our Supported Intern is a real pleasure to work with and have as a colleague. In the month that he has been with Sutton Libraries he has been punctual, reliable and friendly making him an integral part of the team. I have seen his confidence grow day by day and I can see that he feels comfortable with me, his colleagues and his surroundings.

London Borough of Sutton


Partnering with Orchard Hill College to offer work experience is a great opportunity for both sides, strengthening relationships, increasing awareness & providing a fun safe environment of learning outside the classroom.

Ebony Horse Club


The Reprographic department has had students from Orchard Hill College for over eight years and found it a very positive experience. The students become an integral part of the department, and soon become confident in doing the requested tasks and develop skills which will hopefully help them to achieve their full potential. Their contribution really did help and I hope they felt they were appreciated and the time they spent with us was a positive step in their development of work/life skills. 

Reprographic Department, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


At the end of his work placement our student decided to stay with us and continue by volunteering with Theatre Peckham. We are very happy to have him in our team.

Theatre Peckham

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
Ofsted Report

Latest Blogs

Supported Interns welcome a special guest

Our Supported Interns at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust were pleased to meet with James Blythe the Managing Director and Chris Ford, the Assistant Director of Facilities. at the hospital this week. James was keen to meet …

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Christmas Cheer!

Our Project SEARCH Interns visited different departments in Hillingdon Council where they are on the DFN Project SEARCH programme. Interns gave out mince pies and hot drinks to say thank you for the support they have received on their rotations …

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Securing employment

This term our WorkStart students were pleased to welcome back an ex student Luca, who is now working full time at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Luca shared his inspiring story with students, demonstrating how his hard work, …

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Voluntary role at Croydon Vision

We are so proud of our student Kwame who has taken a volunteering role at Croydon Vision. Kwame has shared his experience and how his role has boosted his confidence and enabled him to advocate for Croydon Vision. Click to read …

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