At Beverley Grammar School we feel that it is vital that all students gain an understanding of the world of work and have opportunity to develop skills that will enable them to transition smoothly to employment at some stage in the future.
For this reason, all Y10 students will undertake a week of work experience, from 12th to 22nd June 2018.
As part of the process of developing skills that will be invaluable in the real world, students are expected to arrange their own work experience placements.
The process of organising a placement will be explained to students in bespoke Work Experience sessions in school.
Once a student has identified a suitable placement, they should complete the first page of the form provided below and return it to Mrs Darvell. This will then enable all of the relevant safety checks to be undertaken. These checks are carried out by an organistaion called Education 2 Work (E2W) on our behalf.
To support our students in arranging these placements, we will have a list of employers that previous students have undertaken their placements at, and E2W will provide us with a bank of a number of placements for the specified week. Students with particular needs will be provided with bespoke support.
It should be remembered that if a placement in the precise area of work that a student is interested in cannot be found, there are still many benefits to be had from finding a placement where there are skills required that would be transferable to the students chosen field.
As we will have approximately 140 students attempting to find placements for this week, it would be beneficial for students to organise placements as soon as possible.
For some employment fields there will be very high levels of students hoping to secure a placement, so to maximise the chance of securing a placement it is advised to organise this as soon as possible.
The rules around Health and Safety for Work Experience placements are very well defined, and a guide to this can be found below.
Please be aware that students will be expected to make their own way to their placement and follow the start and finish times required by the employer.
Students will be expected to dress accordingly for their placement and students will be expected to provide their own protective clothing for those work-places that require it.
In order for all of the necessary safety checks to be carried out, placements should be organised, and the form returned to school, by no later than Friday 9th March to Mrs Darvell.
Prior to going on the placement, every student will spend a full day covering a variety of topics to ensure that they gain the maximum benefit from their work experience.