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Year 12 Work Experience Week, w/c 8th July 2019

In the week beginning Monday 8th July we have our annual Work Experience Week. We encourage all our Year 12 students to take part in work experience in order to enhance their education and prepare them for the work of work.

Students are encouraged to find their own placements, either via personal contacts or by writing to companies which are of interest and related in some way to their long-term career aspirations.

The main objectives of work experience are to help students:

  • Understand how industry and commerce operate
  • Find placements related to their choice of career or university course to increase motivation
  • Prepare for their personal statements, university applications or curriculum vitae

As it is the student's responsibility to find and arrange their own work experience placement, the School will not vet or carry out any checks in relation to the placement provider and will not visit the placement provider, either before or during the placement. Parents and students must ensure that they are happy with the work experience arrangements.

The Health and Safety Executive recommends that anyone who organises work experience placements should satisfy themselves about the health and safety and insurance arrangements of the placement provider. More information about work experience can be found at:     

http://www.hse.gov.uk/youngpeople/workexperience/

Please can parents/carers sign the form in the letter (attached to this page, below) to confirm that you have read and understood the position regarding work experience and return it for the attention of Mrs Pasa, Sixth Form Manager, by Friday 24th May 2019.

If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Pasa on 01628 625308 ext 603 or email mary.pasa@furzeplatt.net.