Year 10 access work experience in the form of work place visits and there is a designated week when Y12 students are out on placement. This is not compulsory but highly recommended for students to undertake. We run several different information sessions for students and parents to ensure we offer the very best possible support and guidance.
There are a huge number of benefits for students to undertake work experience; not only can they develop their employability and technical skills within a specific subject area of interest, they also gain first hand industry experience. By going on work experience, students can begin to build professional networks, which will only strengthen future career prospects and applications. Work experience often enables students to rule out careers they are not interested in, along with confirming the areas they are most passionate about- this can be a life changing experience.
To ensure students benefit from every aspect of this experience, we expect that students source their own placements and maintain ongoing contact with the employer in the run up to and after the placement. If students are struggling with an aspect of this, we will offer support.
Here are some suggested websites that can help students find work experience placements:
Work Finder: https://www.workfinder.com/
S4S Next Gen: https://www.s4snextgen.org/
UCAS Importance of Work Experience
Parental Guidance Importance of Work Experience
All About Careers Why Work Experience Is Important