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Encounters with Employers and the Workplace

A variety of approaches is adopted to enable students to learn from the workplace and employers. This is done through a range of enrichment activities, including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes, voluntary work, work experience and should include learners’ own part-time employment where it exists.

In KS3 and KS4, students will be able to engage with employers in the Careers Fair, through talks, interviews and assemblies, where they will learn about the world of work.

In KS5 students are given time in their day as follows:

  • Year 12 during week 1 on Mondays, lessons 4 and 5
  • Year 13 during week 2 on Mondays, lessons 4 and 5

This time is used for a variety of activities, including talks from professionals, university admissions, and specialist areas. 

The vast majority of work experience is done during holidays and at weekends to minimise the disruption to education. Any student whose future plans and application necessitates further essential work experience, not covered through these channels, needs to request this through the absence request form.

We are very fortunate to have an extensive link with our Old Blues and they are more than willing to come into school and talk to students about their experiences in their profession. We work closely with The Careers and Enterprise Company, which is always looking for ways to promote professional links with the school.

If you or your business would like to support our Careers Programme or would like further information please contact:

Miss L Nock
Assistant Headteacher - Student Development and Careers