Work Experience is the chance to experience the world of work. It is an invaluable part of the personal and social education offered at QEGS. All pupils currently have the opportunity to undertake one week’s work experience during Key Stage Four. Equally, some Year 12’s are able to obtain work experience during term time dependent on their timetable and the nature of the work.
There can be some restrictions on where students are able to go and on what they can do. Not all employers are able to offer work experience, and those that do have to comply with strict health and safety regulations, being able to provide evidence of public liability insurance is just one example. How can it help you?
A work placement is your opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work. During your placement, you’ll be able to find out what skills employers look for when they are hiring someone to fill a job vacancy.
You will also get the chance to develop your self-confidence and communication skills. This will help you to work better with other people in further or higher education, as well as in your future career.