Monday 17th July – Friday 21st July 2017
Each year our Year 10 students participate in a period of work experience which this academic year will be running from Monday 17th July to Friday 21st July 2017.
Work experience is when the student spends time in an adult working environment carrying out tasks and duties more or less as an employee, but with the emphasis on learning about the world of work. The placement will not necessarily reflect the eventual career choice of the student but should allow a broad experience of the world of work and an opportunity to practice key skills they have learned at school and develop their personality and the skills that employers are looking for in the workplace.
It is the student’s responsibility to find and arrange their own placement and we recommend that they make contact with the employer rather than the Parent/Carer. For some placements there is great demand and competition e.g. engineering, law, sports and leisure. The earlier the student applies, the more likely they are to secure a placement.
Students have now been issued with all the relevant paperwork to bring home. You can find copies of all the literature issued to students on the Parents Gateway in the following area:- Key Letters, Key Stage 4 Information, Work Experience.
The information will also be accessible for students on the VLE in the following area: Student Information, Work Experience.