When might Year 11 students undertake Work Experience?

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 do Year 13 students undertake Work Experience?

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 undertake a Work Experience placement for Year 13 students in the first week of September.

For 2020, the week of opportunity is Monday 7 September to Friday 11 September.

Work Experience placements can be undertaken anywhere in the UK, but Out-of-Norfolk placements will incur an additional  cost to cover the necessary Health and Safety checks.  The school cannot cover these additional costs which we must pass on to families.

Please refer below to links to the relevant paperwork.  The deadline for paperwork to be returned to the school is Friday 27th March so that necessary Health and Safety checks can be carried out (whether the placements will be in Norfolk or elsewhere).

Year 13 Support Websites and Documentation

Welcome to the WEX Norfolk website. A unique, and innovative online Work Experience Programme, designed to be used by a range of different people including students.

The Student Ladder webpage includes a list of several UK employers which offer Work Experience opportunities.

Click on the Year 12 tab to find the Work Experience link.

Work Experience Student Letter for placements in September 2020.

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.

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.