Work Experience/Volunteering

We actively encourage students to seek valuable and meaningful work-related leaning experiences that will support their future aspirations. Where possible we recommend that this is completed in holidays and weekends, however we appreciate that this is not always possible.

In Sixth Form, students can request time off by speaking to the Sixth Form Team to attend work experience placements (these may be on an ad-hoc or weekly basis depending upon the company requirements (timetable dependent).

For other year groups, a letter requesting permission for time away from timetabled lessons, to attend a placement, needs to be sent to the Head of School, stating reasons why this will be beneficial. Once permission has been given, students can then proceed with finalizing the arrangements.

The Careers Adviser is available to help you get the most of out of your work experience and also has a number of contacts within different industries so you may wish to enquire about these, however, ultimately it is the responsibility of the student to find their own work experience.

Seeking your own placement is excellent preparation for your future and will teach you first-hand how competitive the real-world can be. You will learn to approach companies in a professional manner and if not successful on your first contact, it will teach you resilience; how to deal with rejection and to still persist in your pursuit to find a placement.