Work Experience 2021
From 28 June – 2 July 2021, Year 10s will spend a week gaining experience in the workplace. This year, we expect that many students will take part in virtual experiences as an alternative to in-person work experience.
Work experience is just one of a series of employer encounters that Meadowhead students can expect throughout their time at school. We offer these opportunities to give students an insight into what work is like and what they need to be successful in the workplace.
- To test out job ideas
- Learn what they like (and don’t like)
- Learn how things work in the workplace
- Develop skills they’ll need at work
- Have something to talk about on a CV, application form or at interview
- Make them stand out
- Meet people who could help them in future.
A number of our students have gained part-time jobs, apprenticeships and other opportunities as a direct result of work experience. Most students in Years 11, 12 and 13 include skills they have developed on work experience in their CVs and post-16 or post-18 applications.
A short preparation programme takes place before students go out on their placement. This includes information on health and safety at work.
Students will receive information and support with the process at school, as well as all paperwork required. We need students to arrange their work experience and return the signed work experience agreement to school by Thursday 1 April 2021. We know that finding experience this year will be more of a challenge than normal, so we encourage starting early and being proactive.
For full details and ideas of where to start, please see the attached guides. For any further information please contact Mrs Simpson in the Careers Office at school or email firstname.lastname@example.org.