'There are a number of organisations who provide an insight into their business for GCSE and A level students.
Work experience can range from 1 day to 2 weeks and is a great opportunity for students to get exposure to these organisations.
It will help in future applications.'

www.studentladder.co.uk

Support

When are the opportunities for Work Experience during Year 11?

Our school supports opportunities for students to undertake Work Experience for between one and five days during the October half-term break and/or during the period of term time after GCSEs have been completed.

Some students who are considering the Apprenticeship route may wish to use Work Experience to gain an insight into their chosen sector of work.

Students: Please speak with Miss Emmerson, should you wish to take up the Work Experience opportunity.

When are there opportunities for Work Experience in Year 13?

In response to a growing need for Work-Related Learning for students in Years 12 and 13, and to an increasing demand from universities, colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers, we encourage students to undertakeĀ a Work Experience placement for Year 13 students in the first week of September.

For 2018-19, the week of opportunity is Monday 3 September to Friday 7 September.

Please refer below to links to the relevant paperwork.

Year 11 Support Websites and Documentation

'Boosting Your Career Chances Through Work Shadowing and Work Experience' Student Booklet

How to make Work Experience worthwhile, according to Careers Experts

I am at school and want to gain experience and build my network: Make contact with the right people and get new skills and training. Advice from Barclays LifeSkills.

Speculative email template and checklist. Click on the above image to see the PDF version.

For a Word (downloadable and editable) version click here.

Speculative letter template and checklist. For a PDF version, please click on the image above.

For a Word version, please click here.

CV template and skills set list. For a PDF version, please click on the above image.

For a Word version, please click here.

Work Experience Self-Generated Placement Insurance Form.

Making a call to ask about Work Experience.

Year 13 Support Websites and Documentation

The Student Ladder webpage offers some help and advice on writing CVs and letters, and on how to excel at interviews. It also includes a list of several UK employers who offer Work Experience opportunities.

Sixth Form Work Experience PowerPoint Presentation that was shown to Year 12s.

Work Experience Student Letter for placements in September 2018

UCAS: Why is Work Experience so important to your students?

Speculative email template and checklist. Click on the above image to see the PDF version.

For a Word (downloadable and editable) version click here.

Speculative letter template and checklist. For a PDF version, please click on the image above.

For a Word version, please click here.

CV template and skills set list. For a PDF version, please click on the above image.

For a Word version, please click here.

Work Experience Self-Generated Placement Insurance Form.

Making a call to ask about Work Experience.