Work Experience


Work experience is your chance to spend time outside the classroom finding out what it’s like to do REAL work for an employer, in a REAL organisation.  You will be based at a place of work.  This could be a factory, shop or office – or wherever you choose, within reason.  You will learn about a job and what work is all about by carrying out duties like a normal employee.


Advice From Family And Friends

It can be useful to get advice from the people who know you best, but they won’t always know a lot about the career you’re interested in.

Remember – it’s your career. You know what you’re good at and you know what you want to do. Don’t be put off if your dream career means taking a different direction from friends and family.


Advice From School

Teachers will have a good idea of what you can do with the subjects you’re studying.  But they only see what you’re like at school, and this might not be the whole story.

For example, you may be quiet in the classroom but spend your spare time producing podcasts or working on hospital radio. If this is the case, there’s nothing to stop you from pursuing a career in radio.


Work Experience Date Plan 2021

Before December 

Look for a position in a company of your choosing
Let Mr Dean know who the employer is via email
See Mr Dean if you are struggling with finding somewhere

Before February Half-term Holidays 

Mr Dean will make contact with the employer to confirm the placement

Before Easter Holidays 

Preparations are made to ensure placements are checked and verified

Before May Holidays 

All students have made contact with the employer and know what they will be doing
All Health and Safety training takes place

Placements take place between 20th and 24th June 2022

Mr Dean – [email protected]