Thursday 30th October 2008 by C. Freeman
Work experience placements are getting harder to find but the benefits to students are as great as ever. Brooke Weston is hoping that more local employers and parents will be able to offer work experience to students in Years 10 and 12. At the moment all Year 10 students complete a two-week annual placement while Year 12 students also spend time in the workplace as part of their new diploma studies.
Careers adviser Mr Primmett said: 'At the moment we do have a diverse database of local employers who are willing to take students on for work experience but we are always looking for more placements, either for companies themselves to get in touch or else for parents to consider if their children can accompany them to work.' If companies would like further details on offering placements then they can get more details from Mr Primmett on 01536 396366.
He said: 'Work experience is an important aspect of our students' lives which gives them an insight into the world of work and what employers are looking for. Many of our existing placements are at shops, schools, nurseries, hairdressers, garages and engineering businesses. We are very grateful that these share their time and expertise with our students and hope that more local employers and businesses will get in touch.'