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Work Experience

The School has operated a successful Work Experience successfully for many years. Year 10 students are given the opportunity to take part in this programme for two weeks during July. This year’s work experience is Monday 9th July - Thursday 19th July 2018.

Students are encouraged to organise their own placements. Those who manage to do this are shown to obtain greater job satisfaction whilst on Work Experience. Parent’s can also play  a part with finding their son’s and daughter’s a work experience place, particularly if they have friends and family who can help. Help is given to students who cannot organise their own placement in order to provide suitable Work Experience.

Work Experience represents an opportunity for students to explore the ‘World of Work’. They can find out how work differs from school, how they might improve their chances of achieving their goals and develop their personal skills. Students gain a great deal from the experience of a different environment, working with people of different ages and having to form new relationships quickly.

Prior to the week of work experience, students are given a log book and set themselves targets to achieve. They will attend a pre-placement interview and cover aspects such as safety at work and Equal Opportunities.

Parents have a very important part to play in Work Experience helping their child to adjust to the changes required for these two weeks; e.g. longer working hours, the need to travel, dress according to the hosts requirements and complete assignments. Happily the vast majority of student’s respond very well to Work Experience but the school reserves the right to exclude a pupil if it feels a placement would cause problems for the hosts and reflect badly on the school.

While on Work Experience students have a member of staff who will visit and supervise their programme, and a debriefing session is organised for immediately after the Experience.

A summary of work done and a record of the host’s comments form an important part of the Record of Achievement and this helps with applications for college, apprenticeships and with interviews and applications for higher education later in the student’s academic career

 

Key dates 2017/2018

Pupils found own placement & all relevant forms completed by Wednesday 1st November 2017

Work Experience – Monday 9th July - Thursday 19th July 2018

Work Experience Debrief– Friday 20th July 2018

 

Additional Information

 Work Experience Booklet

 Work Experience Forms