Work experience is an opportunity to spend time in a work environment outside the classroom to gain early experience of the world of work. Students have the chance to developing skills and self confidence and develop their employability skills. It is not always about developing foundations for a future career, but it does help you decide or explore areas of employment. So please do not feel pressure to find something relating to what you want to do for the rest of your life. There will be other opportunities in further education to obtain more specific work experience relating to what career you want for the future.
Students are given the opportunity to practice key skills they have learned at school and develop their personality and the skills that employers are looking for in the workplace.
Students have the opportunity to find their own placement but we will have a list of placements they can choose from which is only available in the few weeks before you actually go out. This list has been provided by EHEBP.
Please click on the link below to find a list of places where EWS students have been on work placement previously. This list is just an example of where you could ask for an own find placement. If these companies have given a placement before they could possibly give you a placement now. You may have ideas of your own of companies where you could ask so please just use this as a guideline.
Key Stage 4
Students in Year 10 are due to undertake a two week Work Experience Placement from Monday 20th March to Friday 31st March 2017. Information to follow.
Key Stage 5
Students currently completing a one year course in Health & Social Care or Business will go out for two weeks from Monday 16th January to Friday 27th January 2017. If you require copies of the required forms please click on the links provided.
Key Stage 5 A Level
Students completing Vocational A Levels in Applied Science, Business, Health & Social Care and I.C.T. will undertake a week Work Experience placement from Monday 10th July to Friday 17th July 2017. Information to follow.