In year 10 all students have the chance to take part in work experience for one week. This is a great opportunity for young people to find out about the world of work which will support their development and preparation for leaving full time education. Recent research shows that nearly all employers, when employing young people, look for some experience of the world of work. Over the past few years the work experience programme has been very successful and some students have been offered part time employment and others have secured apprenticeships for the end of year 11.
As part of the process students are expected to find their own placement, which means that students can either find a placement in a business where they are interested in finding out more information for their future career, or a placement in a business to experience the work force. Support is available throughout the process for students through the PSHCE programme and through the Careers Support and Guidance team.
The dates for work experience are: Monday 30th April – Friday 4th May 2018.
For your son/daughter to take part in work experience the following paperwork needs to be completed and returned to your son/daughter’s tutor. The Parent consent form requires you to sign and return as requested. The Employment form is for students to go to an organisation and enquire if they are able to take students for work experience during the identified dates.
The deadline for Parental consent (download below) is Friday 29th September 2017
The deadline for the Employment (download below) is Friday 1st December 2017
At the end of the week each work experience placement provides a reference which supports students with their applications for college placements, apprenticeships and jobs.