Work Experience (Year 10)


Work Experience - Monday 24 June to Friday 5 July 2019 (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 24 June until Friday 5 July 2019 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

Please click on the link below for a list of employers who have previously offered work placements – for their contact details or more information, please see Frank.

Year 10 Work Experience: Potential Work Placements

Year 10 Work Experience - Presentation