The Department for Education aims to ensure that students are offered the opportunity to undertake high quality and meaningful work experience as part of their post-16 education. Placements help students to develop employability skills and having this experience is valued highly by Universities, employers and Post 18 training providers. Therefore we see the importance in all Year 12 students taking part in a week long work experience placement in the Summer term once examinations are completed. Students are supported when seeking a suitable placement which is linked to their future aspirations. We have links in previous years with large companies including SAGE and the NHS.
Long Term Placements
As part of our enrichment programme we also have students taking up the opportunity to experience a long term placement. These are very successful and we have several students each year going into the community and supporting in local schools.