From year 10 onwards our pupils, where suitable are offered the opportunity to take part in experiences of the workplace. These experiences are bespoke and may include internal placements, Explore Programmes, virtual, taster sessions, weekly or block placements. We work hard to find the right experiences for our pupils. Some pupils may stay with the same employer for the entire year while others will gain experience through a number of different placements. All placements are tailored to meet the needs of individual pupils. One of the positives to arise from Covid-19 is the vast array of virtual work experience placements now on offer and may pupils will be able to access those.
Workplace experiences build confidence, increase and give pupils valuable and essential skills to add to their CV's. In the present very tough and competitive labour market young people need to stand out from the crowd and consistent work experience shows that they have a range of very desirable skills.