Internships and careers
We have looked carefully at the Work Experience programme for Year 10 and, as a result of feedback from previous year groups, have made some changes.
Whilst the national statutory requirement for all students to have experience of the world of work is no longer in place, we feel that it is important that the students still have this opportunity. As such, we have developed an Internship programme. The main aim of the programme is for students to experience the working world and see how what they learn at school relates to the work environment. We feel that students will have a more valuable experience if they are able to go somewhere that is of interest to them and at a time that is appropriate. As such, we are running an Internship programme for those students who are interested. It is not essential that all students experience work in this way so the internship programme is voluntary. Any student who wishes to participate in the Internship programme must follow the guidelines attached.
The aim of the Internship programme is to give the students more independence and choice over any experience they wish to participate in. The programme will give the students the opportunity to apply skills they have gained from school and allow them to see how the curriculum fits with their future needs, especially students following vocational courses. It will allow flexibility for students to experience one off events, which the fixed term work experience was not able to do, and avoid competing for placements with other schools. However students will have to explain the reasons behind wanting to go on their placement and the benefits they will gain, as well as explain how they will catch up any work they miss. As students will be able to go on a placement at any time during Year 10 and 11, within reason, they will also need to justify the timing of their placements.
It would be desirable, where possible, that students will find their own placements, completing the Student Own Placement form which can be downloaded from the school website. If students wish to participate in the internship programme but are struggling to find a suitable placement they can speak to me for help.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require more information.
Miss R Hields
Internship documents and useful information
Guidelines for Internships
The aims of Internships
Parents’ Information Presentation evening powerpoint October 2016
Internship Letter for parents 2016
Internship Internal Form
Work Experience/Placement form 2016