1st - 5th July 2013
All students on a Level 3 course are expected to undertake one week of work experience during Key Stage 5.
I must have the details of your placement by the 1st of February.
In Year 10/11 we provide a great deal of support in placing students within companies and we have a database of employers that we can call on to provide general placements. However, it is very difficult to predict which placements students will require in Year 12 as these placements are required to be much more specialised.
You need to put in extra work to ensure that the placement is useful to your future. The more companies you contact and the earlier you start looking the more successful and less stressful your search for a placement will be.
It is expected that you will find your own placement. If you do not think you are able to do so or if you are in need of support or advice then please see Miss Duncan in the ILC at your earliest convenience.
What do I do now?
In order for the school to authorise your placement, please make sure that the self placement form is completed and signed by your parents/guardians and the employer. Return the form as soon as possible to your tutor or to Miss Duncan. We will then arrange a visit to the business to carry out the necessary health and safety checks.
What if I can't find a placement/need help?
If you would like my assistance in finding a placement please complete the application form and return to me by email by the 3rd of December 2012. This is an amended version of the actual form used for applying for a position at Hampstead School in order for you to familiarise yourself with the format of most application forms.
Points to remember…
- Placements in Year 12 are more specialised than those in Year 10/11. You are looking for a placement that will enhance your application to University or Industry and give you transferable skills that you can include in your CV.
- We do not pay employers to provide placements. You need to be appreciative of their goodwill.
- Please sign and return paperwork promptly.
- For those of you who need to improve good work habits e.g. punctuality, appropriate appearance and behaviour, start this now.
- Please make sure that you have the name and phone number of someone in authority in the company who has agreed to the placement. Ask them to complete and sign the employer’s section of the form.
- If it is a very small company, find out if the person is a sole trader. If they do not employ any staff they will not have the necessary Employer’s Liability Insurance in place to cover you in the event of an accident.
- If it is a large company, identify which part of the company you will be working in.
- You are expected to attend an interview, please ensure you arrange this outside of school hours.
- If you have any questions or need inspiration please come and see me in the ILC.
Head of Progression & Independent Learning