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Year 10 Work Experience 2020/21 

Y10

The dates for work experience for Year 10 for the academic year 2020-2021 has not been set yet due to the Covid-19 restrictions. However we feel that this is a great opportunity for students to experience the world of work and will be monitoring the situation carefully before any decision is made.

Ms Whittaker the school’s Careers Lead and Work Experience coordinator is available to help students identify the type of placement they would like to undertake and can also give advice on potential companies that students could apply to.

The Marlborough School subscribes to the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) system where all student placements are checked to ensure safeguarding of students, Employer Liability Insurance and Health & Safety Risk assessments are in place with the employer. Please be aware that the school pays a fee to OxLEP to use a web-based tool for administration of work placements and the assessment of employer health & safety and insurance status.

OxLEP also provide the school with an App for students to use to register their employer details.  There will be an introduction to this system, called Connect, at the appropriate time.

Sixth Form

Employability or work-readiness is becoming more and more important to universities and employers.  While qualifications remain essential, with very few exceptions, they are no longer the only consideration.  By gaining work experience in relevant sectors, students can gain a real advantage when applying for university or work. 

In the Sixth Form, students are expected to take personal responsibility for finding the placement and researching their further education and career path as an important part of the process. 

Ms Whittaker is available to assist Sixth Form students in identifying and applying to work experience placements

Materials

In preparation for the world of work please read the attached materials listed below.  Write a CV, practice some interview questions, research employers and companies that interest you, Use the Mind Map to help you plan ahead.

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