At the end of May, Year 10 pupils headed out on placements as part of our annual work experience programme.
Many schools have now dropped work experience from their curriculum, but Malet Lambert considers it to be an integral part of careers education
It works well alongside the award-winning Employer-Led Engineering Programme open to Year 10 and 11 pupils at Trust schools.
This programme enables pupils in Year 10 to study for their GCSE qualifications but also take part in a range of activities, masterclasses and workshops to enable them to apply for some of the region’s most competitive job roles, apprenticeships, college and university courses.
For work experience week, pupils were able to secure their own placments across a variety of sectors, including retail, education, digital media, engineering, medical, performing arts and sports coaching, amongst others.
Pupils were immersed in their roles for five days, learning new skills, and understanding more about the world of work.
The school received some impressive feedback from companies and organisations who supported our school by offering placements.
Well done to all pupils involved; here are just some of the positive comments from employers:
“Libby had a great attitude and got on with her given tasks and her communication was excellent. (She had) a very professional approach.”
“It was an absolute pleasure having Eve with us. She was a natural with the families and embraced every task she was given.”
“Eloise was very pleasant, well mannered and very caring whilst on her placement with us.”
Hull University Teaching Hospitals
“Ruby was a real asset at Essity. She showed enthusiasm in all tasks and performed them to the best of her ability.”
BSN Medical (Essity)
“Gregory responded well to all direction and tried out techniques to help support pupils with learning difficulties with their reading, writing and maths.”
Northcott Special School