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Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 Work Experience

Dear Parents/Carers,

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 1st April to Friday 5th April 2019.

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 (white sheet) is Friday 12th October 2018

The deadline for the Employment (cream sheet) is Monday 14th January 2019

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 at the end of year 11.

If you have any queries please contact Caroline Martin on 0116 288 1611 email: or Rachel Meider:

Yours faithfully,

Natasha Davies

Assistant Principal

Wigston Academies Trust

Year 10 Work Experience 2018

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Work Experience Application Form Parental Consent Form 2019 237.68 KB04 - 10 - 2018 DownloadPreview
Work Experience Application Form Company Letter 2019 271.84 KB04 - 10 - 2018 DownloadPreview