Work Experience

Welcome to the Year 10 Work Experience page. This page will contain all information and documentation regarding Year 10 work experience for 2020.

As part of our Work-Related Learning programme –work experience is an essential part of the academy curriculum looking at the skills and qualities required for future working life.

All Year 10 students will have the chance to complete two full weeks in a real work environment working as an employee of a “real” business.  The period set aside for this year will be between 6th and 17th July 2020 inclusive.

During this period the Year 10 timetable will be suspended, enabling staff to carry out 'on site' visits to interview both students and employer.  This is a vital part of the year's programme and suspending the timetable will mean that students will not miss essential work whilst they are out of the academy.  It will also enable us to integrate Work Experience more fully into every student's curriculum.   They will be expected to complete assignments before, during and after their placement.

Like last year, we will be concentrating on the “experience of work” with a view to developing employability skills and understanding possible career pathways. Placements will be assessed for suitability.

Again, this year will see the inclusion of an academy-based programme of employability skills.

Work Experience Placements

This year we are running our own work experience administration and therefore our preferred option is for students to find their own placement.

  • If a student is unable to acquire a placement, a job matching service can be made available


All of the following information can be downloaded from the sidebar:

  • Plume "own find" form

  • Covering Letter Help

  • CV  example

  • Work Experience  2020 Information Sheet


Any questions regarding any element of Work Experience please call or email:

Mr  B Collen  Work Experience Co-ordinator -