Work Experience

Work Experience               4th - 15th July 2016

This year 168 students experienced the real world when undertaking their work experience placement. The students enjoyed a varied spectrum of working environments ranging from working at London Underground to the Tower of London, Capital Radio Station to Berkeley Homes an many more exciting venues.

The main aim is to help the students prepare for the change from school to employment and give them first-hand experience of the differences as part of their education. The programme helps students develop their skills, talents and aptitude in a very short space of time away from school and broadens their understanding of the world of work.

The programme is introduced to students during the Autumn Term with particular emphasis being placed on each student taking ownership for their own placement and finding a placement that incorporates their aspirations and career thoughts for the future. All we ask is that the employers have Employers Liability Insurance in place and following a successful Health and Safety visit the placement is good to go!

This is followed by a series of interviews with the Careers Team to ensure an appropriate placement is matched with geographical area of choice, skills, and capabilities and provides an opportunity for students to continue their investigation into careers. 

For more information on where the students went and what they did, please click here

Dates for 2017 WORK EXPERIENCE are 3rd - 7th July

Is it possible that you or your employer could assist us with a placement? If you can help please contact Mrs P Cooper, Head of Careers on 01689 856050 or email




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