Work Experience

Work Experience at Weald
 

Students are given the opportunity to participate in work experience which we believe enables them to:

  • Explore likes and dislikes to develop future career planning

  • Develop self-confidence and interpersonal skills

  • Raise awareness of the workplace and how organisations are structured

  • Understand the importance of self-discipline in achieving own objectives

  • Experience the world of work through active participation and observation

  • Gain valuable experiences which can be added to a curriculum vitae and enhance university application.

Students are required to attend a one week work placement and will contact organisations about possible work experience. It is essential that students are proactive, as finding a placement is very competitive. Ms Swanton is available to help, offering support and advice, whilst students are trying to secure Work Experience placement. For certain career areas, such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary, teaching, law and media, as much Work Experience as possible is recommended to help secure a place at University. Details of all placements are to be given to Ms Swanton.  

 

Dates for your Diary

The WEX date for this year is 19 – 23 March 2018.

The deadline date for handing in placements to Ms Swanton is 5 February 2018. If placement details are submitted after this date, health and safety checks may not be completed in time, in this case the health and safety of the student will be the responsibility of parents. School cannot approve placements without the relevant documentation being given by employers, in particular Employers Liability Insurance. Parents will be contacted if this is the case.’.
 
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