Presentation on theme: "Monday 30th June – Friday 11th July"— Presentation transcript:
1Monday 30th June – Friday 11th July Year 11 Work Experience 2014Monday 30th June – Friday 11th July
2On your way in you should have picked up an envelope which contains a Work Experience Pack.
3Monday 30th June – Friday 11th July 2014 Current Year 10 students will do Work Experience once they have completed their GCSEs in Year 11.By this stage most students will be 16, and therefore able to access a greater range of possible placements.The aim is that students find a placement related to their college courses or future career ambitions, in order to make it the most beneficial experience possible.
4Why do Work ExperienceIdeally students would want to find a placement that is in some way linked to what they want to do in the future. This isn’t always possible due to the limitations of experience etc, but it is important for students to remember that whatever they do, it will:Give students an insight into the world of workHelp students build confidence and self-esteemImprove students abilities to work with others and as part of a teamAllow students to develop work based skills that will be transferable onto their college and future livesLet students gain real life examples to demonstrate skills on their personal statement or CV.
5The Process – Finding a Placement Students will need to:Decide what type of placement they would like to undertake.Write a cover letter & CVFind possible employers and send out requestsComplete the Work Experience FormReturn the completed form to school
6Deciding what type of placement to do During Year 10 Life Skills Week from 1st – 4th July, students will get a chance to do some investigation into careers they may be interested in. They will get a chance to look at:‘Fast Tomato’ – a psychometric internet based programme that allows students to explore possible careersThe National Careers Service website
7Write a Cover Letter & CV During Year 10 Life Skills Week students will get some time to put together their CV and write a cover letter using the samples as templates if they wish. These are saved in the school system, under Student Resources/Learning Resource Centre, making it quick and easy for students to produce their own versions.In the Work Experience Pack there is a sample CV and cover letter.
8Find possible employers & send out requests. It is the student’s responsibility to find and organise their own placement. They need to do some research on the internet for possible places to go, and then send out their CV with their cover letter.To give students some ideas, we have included in the pack a list of locations of all the placements from July We can not obviously promise that these employers will take anyone on this time round, however it should provide a starting point.We do realise however that it can be difficult for students to find a placement, and we are here to help them. If students need any advice or support while trying to secure a placement they can always speak to one of us.
9Complete the Work Experience Form Once an employer has agreed to provide a placement, the next stage is to complete the Work Experience form. One section of this needs to be completed by the employer, and therefore students need to either post the form to their employer or go in person to get it completed.
10Complete the Work Experience form The are 3 sections to be completed on the form by 3 different people.StudentEmployerParent/Guardian
11Return the completed form to school Once the form has been completed by all 3 parties it needs to be returned to the Learning Resource Centre.The deadline for this to be returned is:Friday 25th October 2013
12Health & SafetyStudents safety while doing Work Experience is of paramount importance to us. Therefore, once we have received their completed form the details of the placement will be passed on to Hampshire County Council who will complete a health and safety check at the student’s proposed placement.The placement will only be confirmed once the Health and Safety check has been completed and the placement approved.
13Preparation for the placement In the Work Experience Pack is a ‘Step-by-step Guide to the Work Experience Process’ for students. In this we advise students that 2 weeks prior to when their placement is due to take place they should contact their employer in order to find out:what their hours of work will be, most importantly what time they need to arriveif there is anything particular they need to wear or take with themwhere to go when they arriveany other relevant informationWe also suggest that they make sure they know how they are going to get to their work place, and have some suitable clothes to wear while on the placement.
14During the placementNearer the time of Work Experience students will be given a Work Experience Booklet which will act as an invaluable record for them in the future. A member of school staff will normally contact each student by phone and then visit them during their placement to see how they are getting on.