Work Experience

Work experience is an excellent way to improve your confidence and skills, by letting you explore a range of different careers and see you enjoy them. It also helps your CV!

Students over the age of 14 can undertake work experience. Students under 18 need permission from a parent or guardian. All Year 11s will have work experience in the Autumn, and Year 12s will have work experience in the Summer.

YEAR 11 WORK EXPERIENCE  16-20 November 2020 

Please find below the Parent/Carer Information Letter which outlines the timetable of events that take place and details which forms need to be completed, and when, leading up to when students go out into the world of employment.  ALL parents/carers and students must complete the Student Application Form in order to participate in Work Experience week.  

There are 2 ways to secure Work Experience - either through a school arranged work placement OR by the student organising their own placement. Relevant documents are below in Key Documents; deadlines for returns of forms are detailed in the Parent/Carer Information Letter and on the forms.

OxLep (our County Provider) visit and check all student own placements and school arranged placements to check employer H&S[1] and Insurance etc. Their endorsement of a placement is essential if the placement is to proceed. 

We will keep parents/carers updated regularly between now and November as your support in finding the correct employer is paramount. Should you require any further information, please contact Mrs Nicky Mellings, Work Experience Coordinator at:  n.mellings@wgswitney.org.uk

KEY DOCUMENTS FOR YEAR 11 WORK EXPERIENCE

1. A Parent/Carers Introductory Letter which explains the process, types of placement and deadlines for return of forms - can be found here

2. A Student/Parent/Carer Agreement Form which MUST be completed by ALL students and returned by Friday 28th February 2020 - can be found here

3. Section A - School Placement Form - can be found here

4. Section B - Own Placement Form - can be found here

5. Work Experience Information for Parents & Carers - can be found here

Useful Documents:

OxLep Work Experience Handbook For Employers (Dec 2019) - can be found here  

OxLEP Work Experience Learner Handbook for Pupils (Dec 2019) - can be found here

If you have any problems accessing these documents, please contact the School Office.

YEAR 12 WORK EXPERIENCE  13-17 July 2020

Year 12 Students find their own work experience placements.  

Please find below the Parent/Carer Information Letter which outlines the timetable of events that take place, the form which needs to be completed, and when, leading up to when students go out into the world of employment.  A copy of the Year 12 Student Own Placement Form must be handed to Mrs Mellings for our records.  

Parent / Carers Information Letter - here

Student Own Placement Form -  here

Work Experience Employer Feedback Form - here

Useful Documents:

OxLep Work Experience Handbook For Employers (Dec 2019) - can be found here

OxLEP Work Experience Learner Handbook for Pupils (Dec 2019) - can be found here

If you have any problems accessing these documents, please contact the School Office.