Work Experience

Students in Year 10 and Year 12 undertake a period of work experience. For more information on Year 12 work experience please visit the 6th Form section.

As an integral part of the Year 10 curriculum, students undertake a period of work experience at the end of June, beginning of July. This opportunity gives each student a greater understanding of the world of work, prepare them for the responsibilities and opportunities of adult life and to work with adults other than teachers.

Work Experience is an exciting learning opportunity for students as it allows them to have a real-life experience of the workplace whilst still at school age. Furthermore, a placement is an opportunity for a young person to gain valuable insight into a job or a career that they are interested in. The skills and knowledge developed by work experience can prove invaluable to a young person as they complete their education and make important decisions about their route to the job or career of their choice.

To deliver work experience, we work with an organisation called MPLOY Solutions. In liaison with school, they will check each placement to ensure suitability and make sure students receive an induction on the first day so that each student gets the most out of their placement.

Preparation for work experience starts early with sessions in October preparing students to find a suitable placement and all the key documentation around the process can be found below:

Work Experience Student Preparation Booklet PDF

Work Experience Parent Information Booklet PDF

Self-Placement Form PDF