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Work Experience

We are proud to offer an annual work experience scheme for our Year 10 and Year 12 students. The aim of work experience is to help prepare students for the transition from education to employment by giving them the opportunity to get involved in the world of work and gain first-hand knowledge of what a particular job entails. It really is an exciting step for students as they transition from their final stage of school education and prepare for the real working world!

Students are expected to arrange their own placements but will receive in depth guidance from the Careers Department on how to do this.

Our students always make us so proud during their time in the community, acting as great ambassadors for the school during their time in the real working world.  We are grateful to our local community for the continued support they have shown our students with accommodating them on placements.


We have some brilliant Virtual work Experience opportunities from Speakers for Schools Experience and Springpod.  Please see their websites for the latest opportunities and to sign up.

Barclays Life Skills have produced a “Virtual” Work Experience which is an interactive video which takes you through the steps of what a first day is like on a work experience placement. You are given various scenarios and by selecting from the different options available, you actively work through tasks you are given.

This is a really useful programme and students always comment that it gave them a real taste of what work experience is like. Give it a go! To use Virtual Work Experience yourself, simply sign up for free.