Work Experience

Preparations for Year 13 Work Experience – September 2022

Plans are afoot for preparing students for a period of Work Experience in September 2022.

The week of opportunity runs from Monday 5 September to Friday 9 September 2022.   Students are asked to find a single placement for the whole five days or two placements that cover the working week.

 

The Briefing Paper below outlines the scope of the Work Experience Programme:

Briefing Paper for Parents, Carers, Students, FormTutors 2022

The only paperwork that we need from students once a placement has been agreed upon between the students and an employer is the form below:

Year 13 Work Experience Parent_Carer, Student Form 2021-22

The deadline for arranging a placement is Monday 2 May 2022.

 

 

 

Year 10 Experience of the Workplace – Summer 2022

In response to a growing need for work-related learning for students in Years 10 and 11, and to an increasing demand from universities and colleges, apprenticeship providers and employers, the school is going to be trialing a learning opportunity for this Summer Term.   Your child may have already mentioned something about this as a result of activities taking place in Form Time.

Having ‘Work Experience’ in Year 10 is a new venture for the school and we are keen to do things a little differently.  An element of flexibility is needed in supporting employers as everyone returns to the office; to some sort of normality post-Covid.  With this thinking in mind, we are offering students a window of opportunity of up to three days at any point* during the Summer Term.  The days can be consecutive, but they don’t have to be. 

The school is giving students the opportunity to create a programme consisting of a placement or two lasting up to three school days between Thursday 21 April to Friday 22 July inclusive but students will need to bear in mind the half-term* week (Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June) and two week’s of Year 10 Assessments* from Monday 4 – Friday 15 July.

The only paperwork that we need is the Work Experience Parent_Carer, Student Form Summer 2022.  Please return the completed form once the employer has agreed to accommodate.

Benefits of Work Experience

The Six Biggest Benefits of Work Experience:

  1. You’ll Develop Your Transferable Skills
  2. You’ll Get to Test Things Out
  3. It Makes You More Employable
  4. It Could Lead to a Full-Time Job
  5. It Introduces You to the World of Work
  6. You’ll Broaden Your Network

(https://www.careeraddict.com/benefits-work-experience)

Employers – Roll of Honour

The school is very grateful for the time and commitment of the many local employers that have supported students over recent years.

Work Experience Employer List

Having an employer listed doesn’t necessarily indicate that they will be in a position to offer a placement with all requests.