Work experience & support
CAREERS SUPPORT FROM Employers
Interested in offering your time to our young people but don’t know where to start? Check out or menu of business participation for a way to get involved.
Each year in the last two weeks of the school year (typically mid-July), all Year 10 students complete two weeks of work experience to develop insight into the day- to-day role of an employee in an organisation, building on skills learned in the classroom and seeing the application of those skills in real life situations.
Mock interviews provide our students with an opportunity to practice for a situation which many will have never been in before. During the session, employers ask a range of interview questions, provide feedback on how the student performed and offer advice on how to improve their technique.
Talk to our students about your industry and your journey. This could be as a 15 minute assembly to a whole year group; to a class of children as part of their timetabled lessons for between 15 – 50 minutes; or to a small group who are already interested in your profession.
We are particularly in need of mentors to work with our students with additional learning needs. These children often have the most challenging experience when it comes to finding job. Mentoring, work shadowing and placements can really open doors to them in a meaningful way. If you are interested in working with one of our students we can provide help and information about learning disabilities, and support you to make a real, tangible difference in a young person’s life.
If you are interested in working with us to deliver quality careers provision please contact Terri Shirtcliffe.