Work Experience (Year 10)

There are still around 80 students not signed up for work experience! Don't forget this takes place very soon (25 June-6 July). Get your placement form from Frank (Room 4-212 outside the library) or download one from the link below:

Placement Form

Work Experience - Monday 25 June to Friday 6 July 2018 (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. 

When will Work Experience take place?

Work experience will take place from Monday 25 June until Friday 6 July 2018 inclusive and it is mandatory that all Year 10 students take part.

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.  Our careers advisor, Frank Thompson, has a list of over 200 placements that have previously been offered. This list is displayed outside room 4-212 (outside the library) to help students find a placement.

It is down to the student (with the help of Frank, if needed) 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.

Employers need to have Employer’s Liability Insurance and meet required Health and Safety standards. However, should a self-employed or small employer not have the necessary insurance, it may be possible for the placement to take place if the student’s parents/carers sign a disclaimer.

Please do not hesitate to contact Frank in one of the following ways:

Mob: 07823 326024


Placement Form