Work Experience

Work Experience

A special feature of Year 10 is Work Experience

The college has been running the Work Experience programme for a great many years and we think it is a very important aspect of college life. It provides students with an insight to the world of work, drawing on their skills to be able to participate fully in working life. It has a positive impact on their self-confidence and they return to school from the experience well motivated. In the past, part time positions have been offered as well as apprenticeship and internships following work experience.

Work experience 2020 will take place on 29th June -3rd July and 6th -10th July.

Students are encouraged to be proactive about finding their own placements. This shows initiative on their part, but of course parental support is always welcome. You may have contacts at your place of work or friends or relatives who could facilitate a placement as a starting point. Mrs Cook (work experience coordinator) has a list of past employers should a student be struggling to find a placement. 

A two week placement is recommended as the student can really get to grips with the tasks set but we do understand this is not always the possible so two separate weeks is perfectly acceptable.

We would like to thank you for your commitment in finding and securing a work experience placement for your son/ daughter.

Once a placement has been secured, please complete the SOP form (on the right hand side of this page) and return to Mrs Cook. These forms will then be sent to Form The Future who will carry out the Health and Safety checks on the placement. You may recall from our presentation evening that Form The Future make a charge for this service so we are therefore asking for a contribution of £15 to offset the costs incurred for these checks.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Cook, dcook@bottishamvc.org 01223 340334.

Where to start?
Start by thinking about what your interests are and what you think you might be good at.
It’s a good idea to brainstorm lots of ideas first. You can do this with friends or family. Get everything down on paper to start. Check out who does what you’re interested in
If you’re really not sure how your interests match up with different jobs, some of the following websites can help.

National Careers Service: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx
Icould: http://icould.com/
Plotr: https://www.plotr.co.uk/
Careersbox: http://www.careersbox.co.uk/index.php

These can be helpful they’ve got lots of profiles on different jobs. These will help you define what it is you’re keen to explore.

Next steps:

Tips:

Denise Cook
KS4 Pastoral Support Worker & WEX Co-ordinator
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