Please see below important information regarding Year 10 Work Experience which will take place in July 2018 (actual Dates to be confirmed). It is important that you are aware of the online Work Experience Student Application Form and the procedures required in order to secure a suitable placement. To ensure you are fully informed of the process and dates, we encourage you to read the information provided below carefully.
Mr Mark Hopkins, Key Stage 4 co-ordinator or the SGS Careers advisor are available to deal with questions and queries relating to work experience.
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01594 822257 ext 146.
E-mail - email@example.com or telephone on 01594 822257 ext 103
All students in Year 10 spend a minimum one week on work experience in July.
It is a placement on an employer’s premises where a student carries out duties or tasks more or less as would an employee.
Work experience gives young people the opportunity to develop valuable skills they will need in the work place. It increases their awareness of the working world and the expectations employers have of their employees.
The school has a large database of local employers who provide placements on a regular basis. This means that there is a good range of placements to choose from. The type of placements available tend to fall into the following categories:
Points to bear in mind when choosing a placement:
Employers providing work experience placements must be approved by The Forest High School and have insurance to cover young people under the age of 16. All the information on health and safety is set out in the Information for Parents leaflet.
Through the Careers sessions, students are briefed on;
The work experience is reviewed on the Monday after returning to school where students reflect on the learning outcomes of their placement and form an action plan for Year 11.
Students are asked to complete a record of their experience in a log book that is returned to school on the morning following work experience.
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