How do I find a placement?
Your work experience should be in line with both your subjects you currently study, what interests you beyond school and a career that you wish to pursue. To find a suitable work experience, you need to speak to people, research and make enquiries wherever possible.
Networking is an essential skill to sourcing a purposeful placement. Try to speak to as many individuals as possible to find a work experience that is your own. If you are struggling with finding a suitable work experience, please see your Head of Year or speak to your Form Tutor.
We strongly recommend you organise your own experience, with a placement that is both stimulating and purposeful towards your next steps. Along with completing the week, it is in your best interests to evaluate your experiences and use this evidence to support your letter of application you will be writing for university applications / apprenticeships / employment.
When you have found a placement
When you have found an employer willing to take you on Work Experience, you must complete the Employer Details form obtaining the employer’s full details including Employer Liability Insurance number and ask them to sign it.
When complete return the form to your Head of Year or Form. The information will then be checked by the sixth form administrator to confirm the details and the placement on offer. This all takes time so please start the process of finding a placement and returning your form by the deadline stated.