Work Experience should be seen as an important part of the curriculum for all our students. Placement length will be for one week. Placements take place in Year 10 and Year 12.
It should not be looked at as training for a particular occupation or the first step of sampling a chosen career. It should be viewed as an integral part of the process of preparing for the world of work. This involves detailed preparation and involves the socialisation of students into an entirely different environment to that of the school. It should be an interesting and stimulating period that enables the students to gain an insight into employment. Work Experience is therefore of increasing importance as the employment world is forever changing. In addition, academic and vocational education should now complement each other to support the development of a flexible and adaptive workforce.