Year 12 Work Experience 2018

In year 12 all students have the chance to take part in second work experience week, following on from year 10. This is a great opportunity for young people to find out more about the world of work which will support their development and preparation for leaving full time education.  Recent research shows that nearly all employers, when employing young people, look for some experience of the world of work. Over the past few years the work experience programme has been very successful and some students have been offered part time employment and others have secured apprenticeships for the end of year 13.

As part of the process students are expected to find their own placement, which means that students can either find a placement in a business sector which is similar to the career they might wish to follow in the future, or a placement in a business to experience the work force. Support is available throughout the process for students through the Life Skills programme and through the Careers Support and Guidance team.

The dates for work experience are: Monday 25th – Friday 29th June 2018

For your son/daughter to take part in work experience the following paperwork needs to be completed and returned to Mrs Meider in The Hub. The Parent consent form requires you to sign and return as requested. The Employment form is for students to go to an organisation and enquire if they are able to take students for work experience during the identified dates.

The deadline for Parental consent (download below) is Friday 29th September 2017

The deadline for the Employment (download below) is Friday 1st December 2017

At the end of the week each work experience placement provides a reference which supports students with their personal statements for university, and applications for college apprenticeships and employment.

If you have any queries please contact me on 0116 288 1611 ndavies@wigstonmat.org or Rachel Meider rmeider@wigstonmat.org

Yours faithfully,

Natasha Davies
Assistant Headteacher