Work Experience

Understanding the world of work is a key component of 6th form study.

Year 12 students have the possibility of completing a work placements that are relevant to their area of interest thus providing them with important support for their personal statements and introducing them to different career options.

The placements are from a broad range of industries which include:

  • medicine;
  • architecture;
  • engineering;
  • finance;
  • general business;
  • fashion;
  • public relations;
  • hairdressing;
  • catering;
  • retail;
  • journalism.    

Students studying Health and Social Care have work experience as part of their study,  usually taking the form of one day per week.

In addition, students participate in an Employability Workshop, which helps prepare them for interviews and employment more generally.  It covers a range of different topics such as:

  • obstacles (perceived or real) to accessing work experience and employment;
  • interview techniques;
  • how to make a good first  impression
  • managing expectations etc. 

As part of the workshop, the students also have Mock Interviews with external professionals, most of whom have a background in human resources, or recruitment experience within their respective industries.