Work Experience

Work Experience

Monday 18th July – Thursday 21st July 2022

Each year our Year 10 students participate in a period of work experience which this academic year will be running from Monday 18th July to Thursday 21st July 2022.

Work experience is time spent in a workplace learning about a job role, a company or career section.  Students will undertake duties more or less as an employee would (whilst conforming to health and safety guidelines), with the emphasis on learning about the world of work. Students will be able to learn more about themselves, have the opportunity to practice key skills that they have learnt at school as well as gaining new skills.

The placement will not necessarily reflect the eventual career choice of the student, some students will not know what they want to do or may not be able to secure their perfect placement, but remember, any work experience is better than none. It might even lead to other, more suitable experience with the same organisation in the future. Students should try not to worry about where they could go to get work experience but focus instead on what they could learn or improve on.

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 can access all the information, guidance booklets and forms online via the Student Intranet. We will also be emailing out the paperwork to both parents/carers as part of the launch email before October half term.

If you have any questions after reading the literature please contact the Administration Team on 0161 973 3217 or via email at