Work Experience Week - Monday 9th July 2012
On Monday 9th July, our Year 10 pupils will have the opportunity to complete one week of work experience. Check out some success stories from last year.
In previous years, we have been able to offer a placement to the vast majority of our pupils, although many pupils have endeavoured to find their own.
Last year, because of the instability of the economic climate, it was extremely difficult for the school to secure enough placements for all pupils and the majority of them were, in fact, successful in securing their own.
As the present economic climate is further in decline, employers are facing huge pressures and, unfortunaely, this has resulted in many of them being unable to offer work placements to school pupils. For this reason, we have made the decision that pupils must secure their own work placements.
Our experience of those pupils who did take this task upon themselves last year, showed that they had enjoyed making the selection for themselves. They were encouraged to be enterprising, to use their own initiative and to be pro-active and confident when speaking to prospective employers.
The school takes great care to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our pupils at all times. A number of checks are made to ensure that each placement complies with current health and safety legislation and that placements sought are appropriate to our pupils’ needs. To this end, all pupils participating in work experience will require a copy of the ‘self-canvassed’ form (enclosed). This form must be completed by the prospective employer and returned to the school by Friday 4th May 2012, to enable appropriate checks to be made. Any forms returned to school after this date will not be processed because of the timescale required to enable checks to be carried out.
All placements must be approved and only those from which we have received the completed ‘self-canvassed’ form can be considered for acceptance by the school.
Please do encourage your child to contact prospective employers as soon as possible in order to secure an appropriate placement for this very beneficial experience.
If you require any further information or advice, please do not hesitate to contact either Mrs Gail Stones or Mrs Liz Davies.
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