Year 10 students experience the world of work!

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Year 10 students completed a two-week period of work experience just before the half term break, where they had opportunities to experience the world of work through a superb range of placements, both locally and further afield.

Marks & Spencer, Park Air, Tesco, Bauer Media, vets and local primary and nursery schools were just some of the 200+ organisations who provided a placement to help students develop their employability skills and experience a taste of what it is really like to go out to work!

The school has been receiving excellent feedback from the organisations involved and many have remarked on the outstanding contribution students had made during the fortnight. Just a few are mentioned below.

“Henry is an absolute credit to the school. He is so professional in his attitude and work ethic that we keep forgetting he is only a Year 10 student!’’

“Talia has been brilliant. A very confident young lady who has developed a great rapport with our pupils, working with them on a variety of tasks and accompanying us on a school trip.”

“Lucas is a very polite young man with lots of initiative and has fitted in extremely well. From assisting with a primary school visit to our farm, to helping the toddler club plant tomatoes, he is excellent. ”

“Luke has a superb attitude to work and has fitted in well.  He uses his initiative and we are so impressed we are very likely to offer him an apprenticeship.“

Linda Taylor, Careers Lead who manages the work experience programme said:

“We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to all the companies and organisations that have provided a placement to our students. We really appreciate the time and resources that are involved in providing work experience and value their support.

We are proud of the way students conducted themselves and this experience will enable them to further develop their work-related skills and help in their future career planning. An opportunity to experience the world of work at first hand enables students to consider their post 16 options more realistically and discover the qualifications and pathways required for them to reach their career goal”


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