Work Experience

13th - 24th May 2024 

Work Experience Booklet

Work related learning develops students' understanding of businesses, finance, labour markets and employer needs as well as providing opportunity to develop social and personal skills. We plan our curriculum to ensure all Year 10 students have the opportunity to experience this in the Summer Term.

Work-related learning helps students:

  • Recognise, develop and apply skills for enterprise and employability
  • Develop their understanding of work
  • Learn about the way businesses operate
  • Develop an awareness of employment opportunities
  • Relate their own abilities, attributes and achievements to career intentions
  • Understand different work contexts and practices
  • Engage with challenges from the business world
  • Broaden their aspirations
  • Promote equality and opportunity.

Should you want to know more about the benefits of Work Experience please explore the following links:

UCAS website - Is work experience important? 
Allaboutcareers - Why is Work Experience Important?
UCAS website - Ten ways to get the most out of work experience
National Careers Service - Work experience explained
Pearson Website - How to find work experience
Target Careers - Work experience for school students: what you need and how to get it


Setting up a Work Experience placement 

In order to ensure students are successful, we strongly encourage parents to work with their child to set up private placements. To secure this placement the form below needs to be completed by parent and employer and returned to Miss Passmore in the Library.

Wex form

Below is a video with some helpful hints and tips on how to set up a placement


Where a private placement is not possible, we have a limited number of placements available via our employer database. Students should speak to Miss Passmore, located in the LRC, as soon as possible if they require additional help in finding a placement. Please use our WEX email if you have any questions.

Key dates and deadlines

2nd November 2023 - Work Experience Information Evening

8th December 2023 -  Private Placement Form Deadline.

2nd February 2024 - Final Placement Form Deadline.

13th - 24th May 2024 - Work Experience 2024