Work Experience

Work Experience - Monday 26 June to Friday 7 July 2017 (two weeks)

What is Work Experience?

Work Experience is an essential part of Year 10 and forms an element of the Work Related Learning that students undertake at Key Stage 4.  It has been proven that work experience assists with the student’s personal and social development, as well as develop key skills in a work environment, thus improving chances of employment. To find out more information, come to our evening below...

Work Experience Information Evening 12 October 2016 (5pm-6pm)

This evening is for Parents, Carers and Students to find out all about Work Experience. There will be a short presentation by Mr Heighway with the opportunity to ask questions. The evening will last no more than 1 hour.

When will Work Experience take place?

Work experience will take place from Monday 26 June until Friday 7 July 2017 inclusive and it is mandatory that all Year 10 students take part.  During this period of time there will be no Year 10 lessons at the Gateway Academy. 

What happens now?

We will be working very closely with the Year 10 students to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible and will be keeping them informed every step of the way.   All Year 10 students will also attend an assembly which will explain the importance of work experience and some more information about the process.

Encouragement to find own placement

Students find their own work experience placement.  Frank has a list of over 200 placements that have previously been offered. This list is displayed outside Frank's room to help students find a placement.

It is down to the student (with the help of our Careers Advisor, Frank Thompson) to find a suitable placement. When looking for a suitable placement it could be somewhere they really would like to work and have taken the initiative to approach the employer directly or sometimes students may have friends or family members who have offered them work experience at their company/place of work. These placements are usually the most successful as the students are so keen to attend.

The employer will need to have Employer Liability Insurance and meet required Health and Safety standards.   No student will be placed within a company where a Health and Safety visit has not been completed or where a Health and Safety visit has failed.

Please do not hesitate to contact Frank Thompson, Careers Advisor, in one of the following ways:

Mob: 07823 326024

Frank is available during half term and will be able help and assist in the process. Students are welcome to ring or email Frank to arrange a suitable time.


Self Sourced Placement Form