As part of student’s Careers Education, Information and Guidance in Key Stage 4 and 5, they will take part in work experience for one week. Work Experience is an opportunity for students to experience the workplace and potentially confirm their interest in a future career path. In addition, students learn a wealth of transferable skills, including communication and teamwork.
Top Tips for Finding Work Experience:
- Act early. People will want plenty of notice and students will be competing against other schools and students for each position. Contacting potential companies early is beneficial
- Be professional. In contacting a potential employer, they will be choosing whether to ‘hire you’ therefore it is important to make sure all communication is formal, polite, and professional
- Think broadly. With very specific job or careers in mind this may limit the field or locations of placements. Therefore, think broadly about the job field, for example, if a career as an anaesthetist is interesting, think about any work experience available in healthcare e.g., GP surgery or a dentist
Work Experience – Unifrog
Students can use their Unifrog login to help find a work experience placement.
Unifrog Work Experience Link: https://www.unifrog.org/know-how/for-students-a-guide-to-placements-work-experience
If you have forgotten your Unifrog login contact Mr Jackson email@example.com