Work Experience

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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 2023

Before the end of January 2024

Mr Dean has access to a database so you can look for a position in a company of your choosing

Let Mr Dean know who the employer is via the special APP that you will be told about in an introduction assembly in january 2024

See Mr Dean if you are struggling with finding somewhere

Before February Half-term Holidays 

All students have been allocated a position

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 1st and the 5th July 2024

If you are a business that is able to support this vital program please email Phil Dean thanks.

Mr Dean – [email protected]