Careers

Work Experience

Date of Work Experience Week 16th – 20th July 2018

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Students in years 10, 12 and 13 are fully supported to gain work experience placements to enhance their employability skills and personal development.

This helps fulfil every school’s statutory requirement for work related learning. This opportunity is vital to ensuring students make an informed choice about their future education and career path. Furthermore, many of our students will be applying to academic institutions or employers who have made work experience in particular fields a prerequisite for application. This process is a legal requirement for Year 12 who are obliged to complete 20 hours of work experience.

Students are encouraged to find their own placements according to their interests and future career aspirations. However, each year local businesses and organisations kindly guarantee us some placements and we also have a database of placements that our students have used in previous years available. We advise our students to contact prospective placements by phone or by letter. However many organisations do ask for a formal letter requesting a placement. For help with writing your letter please click on the link below and use the template provided.

Aims:
  • To give students an insight into the workplace environment and how to interact with people within an organisation
  • Assists with planning for post 16 options and career paths
  • Reinforces the importance of a good education