Work experience

Work Experience 2022
Unfortunately, we have taken the decision to cancel the traditional Year 10 work experience week again for this academic year.
Although things are slowly returning to normal, we all can appreciate that the levels of Covid and Covid transmission remains high, including in children and young people. Added to this, many businesses are reluctant to offer work experience this year, indeed many are still working remotely and unable to accommodate a placement, and some of our larger public service and business work experience providers have also currently withdrawn work experience.
We are now looking at alternatives to work experience, to allow our Year 10 students virtual and in school ‘world of work’ opportunities, some of which students would not have been able to access previously, for example from national companies. Details of various opportunities will be highlighted on the Year 10 Google Classroom.
However, we would also encourage students to try and gain real work experience during the school holidays or weekends through voluntary work, placements or part-time employment, when employers are in a situation to allow this. This decision to cancel Year 10 work experience has not been taken lightly, and we are sure that parents and carers will understand the context and reasons behind this decision.
If you have any questions about the academy’s work experience, please contact Mrs Julie Richings, Transition and Co-curriculum Projects Manager on 01502 509927

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