Each year in September, year 10 and year 12 students are introduced to the work experience programme. Students should discuss with parents and carers which types of jobs they’d like to do and where they could potentially do their work experience – you will be supported by staff at the academy, and can speak to your tutors for advice at any point.
Work experience for year 10 students is about building confidence ahead of entering year 11. Placements should be agreed by February in order that health and safety checks can be undertaken and the student is insured to attend the selected workplace. Work experience normally takes place in July.
For students who continue their studies into the sixth form, they will undertake a one-week work experience placement as part of our year 12 programme – this is scheduled to take place after AS examinations.
These work experience placements should be related to your career of choice or the education pathway you wish to follow. Students will be expected to select, apply and interview for roles, and represent both yourself and your academy in a professional, business-like manner. Placements normally take place in July.