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Work Experience

Why is it important?

Employers tend to prefer students with work experience.

Work placement provides the opportunity for a student to develop key employability skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, communication and time management that employers look for.

Year 12 have the option to undertake work experience at the end of the academic year. Students are required to find their own work experience placement and have all forms submitted to the careers team by 10th May 2024.

The Year 12 work experience dates for 2024 are 8th – 12th July 2024. Any student who does not secure a work experience placement and return a completed agreement form will be required to attend school during this week. 

How to arrange a placement

Simply download the agreement form, print it and complete the relevant sections. This must be handed back to the Sixth Form Office. On your last placement day make sure that the employer completes the ’employer report form’. This can be downloaded below. 

If you choose either in-person or virtual work experience, please ensure the below form is completed. If virtual, pages 2 and 3 are not required, however, we will need evidence of your booking.

Please note that without the completed forms, you will not be unable to attend any work experience.

If you are seeking Virtual Work Experience, Speakers for Schools and Spring Pod have some excellent opportunities.