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Year 10 Work Experience

All students in Year 10 are going to be completing work experience from:-

Monday 17th July 2023 — Wednesday 19th July 2023, they will return to school on Thursday 20th July when they complete a work experience de brief.

Work experience gives students the chance to learn about what type of job they might enjoy, develop new skills and experience to add to post 16 application forms. We know it can be one of the most transformational experiences young people have during their education.

Students (and their families) should source their own work experience placements. We appreciate that some students may find this a daunting task and therefore we will assist them as much as we possibly can.

We are using Unifrog (www.unifrog.org) to manage the administration of the work experience programme — for example collecting information from the employer about their Risk Assessment and Health & Safety policy, as well as getting agreement from yourselves for the placement to go ahead.

Some important logistics:

  • Students need to agree the placement with the employer first, and then students will get the ball rolling by adding the placement to their Unifrog account (they'll find the Placements tool on their Unifrog homepage).
  • The Unifrog system will then email the employer, the parent / guardian, and the school, to collect the necessary information and permissions. For the process to work, it's essential that students add the initial information about the placement accurately.

Finding out more:

  • Unifrog have created a set of guides about placements which you and your son/daughter can access via your Unifrog homepage.
  • To start with we recommend you watch the short 'how to use the placements tool video (it includes a short animation of how the whole process works).
  • Next we recommend looking at the 'A guide to placements/work experience video'

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

OUT OF COUNTY PLACEMENTS need to be on Unifrog by:- FRIDAY 3rd  March 2023

WORCESTERSHIRE PLACEMENTS need to be on Unifrog by:- FRIDAY 5th May 2023

WORK EXPERIENCE DAYS:- Monday 17th —Wednesday 19th July 2023

STUDENT RETURN TO SCHOOL on:- THURSDAY 20th July 2023 for work experience debrief session.

Next Steps: 

Please read the placement guides on Unifrog, and then start contacting possible employers for the placement

if you have any questions, contact either:- 

Careers & Future Aspirations Leader
Mrs D. Gwynne
Email: Click here to email
Telephone: 01905 363642

Or

NWHS Strategic Careers Leader
Mr T. Williams
Senior Deputy Headteacher
Email: Click here to email
Telephone: 01905 363638

 

We wish you the best of luck with supporting your child to find a placement. Please do make use Unifrog's guides help you.