YEAR 12 WORK EXPERIENCE
Work experience is an invaluable part of workplace learning as students spend their time gaining insights into the world of work. In Year 12, students take part in a work experience programme in the summer term. The aims of work experience are:
- To help personal and social development
- The development of key skills in a work environment
- To improve employability
Over the week students learn about the world of work and employers' expectations. They meet new people and find out what it means to work in a team. They learn to use their initiative and take responsibility for their own actions.
A diary is kept by the student during the week as a tool for reflection and evaluation, which they may find useful as evidence of skills and experiences in future job/college/university interviews. Information about work experience is given in tutor time and assemblies. Students are given written instructions and work on preparation booklets that contain ideas for letters of application and CV templates from November onwards.
Students are asked to investigate potential placements for themselves. It is important that these are of use to them and enjoyable. Help is given to any student experiencing difficulty in setting up a placement but we expect the majority of students to do this for themselves as part of the experience. Students should contact employers by email or phone to request a position and then advise their Work Experience Coordinator.
KEY DATES WORK EXPERIENCE 2022/23
- Monday 14th November 2022 – Lilac Permission forms, signed by parent/carer, to be returned to Mrs Warren
- Monday 20th February 2023 - Yellow Placement form detailing work placement to be returned to Mrs Warren
- Monday 17th July to Friday 21st July 2023 – Year 12 students on Work Experience
VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Owing to the events of the past 2 years, huge strides have been made in the provision of virtual work experience and these now represent fantastic opportunities for students at all levels to learn more about the types of careers they do (and do not) want to pursue.