Work Experience

Date of Work Experience Week 18th – 21st July 2016


Every year students in Year 10 at Windsor High School undertake a week of work experience. In previous years students have attended a wide range of placements including:

  • Veterinary practices
  • Horticulture/environment
  • Hair and beauty
  • Health and social work
  • Child care
  • Leisure/tourism/sport
  • Small/ family business
  • Legal/finance
  • Construction and associated trades
  • Retail
  • Administration
  • Theatre
  • Primary schools
  • Public administration/defence/ service
  • Transport/vehicle sales and repairs
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitals
  • Science based business and research
  • IT/ design

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.

  • 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