Work experience

Work experience has been and will remain an essential part of the curriculum. It helps learners, between the ages of 14-18, to understand and develop the employability skills and positive 'can-do' attitude that employers are looking for in a highly competitive economy.

Work experience can provide students in Year 10 and 11 with a generic insight into working life, the expectations of employers and how they work as part of the team.

Students in Year 12 - 13 will complete a work experience that is linked to a course they are studying such as Btec Business, Btec Sport, Health & Social care or hairdressing.

Work experience takes a variety of forms for young people - a 5 day placement Monday-Friday or 1 day a week for a period of time.

Our service includes recruiting local businesses to offer placements, matching students to these opportunities, liaising with schools, parents, students and employers and carrying out the majority of the administration.

We will talk to our employers about the young people and help them to provide the best possible opportunity for the student. This is either done on the phone or during a pre-placement meeting on the employer's premises.

We support our employers throughout the whole process and we want each placement to be a success both both the employer and young person.

If you would like to join our work experience programme and offer a placement or a few to local young people please do get in touch with us.

For more information please contact  Kelly Odell or on 0118 359 3131.

Click here for our current mailshot that details the schools we are working with and when we are recruiting for placements.