Year 10 Work Experience
Information for students
Year 10 Work Experience will run for 2 weeks from:
15 - 26 May 2017
Work experience can be a great help if you’re still wondering what sort of career you want. A work placement is your opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work.
Students - Click here to login to the Webview data base and view placements available and select your choices. - Log in datails can be obtained from your form tutor.
A two week taster of life in the work place will help you learn about:
CONTACTING POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS
When contacting potential employers, whether it's over the phone or face to face, you need to speak clearly and say that you are a Year 10 student and would like to speak with the person who co-ordinates work experience.
Each company will vary from Job Titles for example:
When you get through to the relevant person, tell them your name and which school you are from and say that you are seeking a placement for the period 15 - 26 May 2017
If you are visiting the company:
They may want you to:
Always find out who you are speaking to and their title, so you know who to write to.
Employers are much more likely to accept an application from a keen student with a genuine interest rather than from a school contact.
Send a covering letter requesting a placement together with your CV
Year 10 Achievement Leader
Telephone: 020 8461 9600
If you are unable to find or need further advice on finding a placement, then please see your Year 10 Achievement Leader.
You will also get the chance to develop your self-confidence and communication skills. This will help you to work better with other people in further or higher education, as well as in your future career.
HOW TO ORGANISE YOUR PLACEMENT
You will be involved in deciding what sort of area you would like to spend your placement in, and what you'd like to achieve in your time there. The Year 10 Achievment Leader will help you organise your work experience placement and make sure all the paperwork is filled out correctly.
Think about the subjects that you are studying and the sort of career you would like to follow in the future. Then see if the school has any links with a company that closely matches your needs. If they dont, they may need to set up new links with a company, but this takes time, so make sure that you mention it early when you're planning your work placement.
If you're hoping to work in a popular or exciting industry, such as in TV or film, then competition for work experience can be really tough. You need to make a big impression when you send your request.
The traditional way of asking for work experience is to put together a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae, otherwise known as a C.V. but here are some basics rules:
London SE6 2SE
Tel: 020 8461 9600