I am a student what do I need to do?You need to think about what type of Work Experience you would like to do, it is important to start now. Some students will already know where they wish to go, and in which case you should be approaching potential employers now. If you are unsure about your options and where you could go, you will be able to discuss potential placement opportunities with your parent/s or carer, with your tutor or class teachers or with your business Mentor.
Students must personally contact the companies they wish to work for, either by letter, telephone or in person. More information about contacting employers can be found here.
If you struggle to find a placement, we will have some that will be offered to us. These are Business Bite placements. To apply for one of these placements, please contact Mrs Lawn. Placements details can be found here. You can apply for these using this letter.
Your child does not have to choose a placement that relates to the job they would like to do when leaving school - it is meant to give an ‘experience’ of work. You can help by encouraging them to select something that they think they will enjoy. Finding a ‘Self Placement’ can be challenging so you could think about possibly going through friends or employers you may know.
What do I do once I have found a work experience placement?
If you have found a placement please take the Self-Placement Form into the prospective employer and ask for it to be completed and return to you as soon as possible. Once the form has been completed by the employer and your parent/carer, please ensure that this is given back to Mrs Lawn, Work Based Learning Officer here at school.
What do I need to do if the employer wants an interview before the placement?
Guidance can be found here about how to prepare and what to do at interview.
If there any questions, please contact the school on 01692 402581.