Work Experience – Year 10 - 17th July to 21st July 2017

This week is a valuable opportunity for your son / daughter to learn about the workplace and an employment of their choice.

Schools from across Somerset and beyond offer Work Experience, meaning employers often offer placements to their many applicants on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Therefore in order to secure a placement of personal interest your son / daughter needs to start the process of application as soon as possible. This involves the following:

Both a template letter of application and the employers reply slip can be found on firefly>learning teams>applied learning>work experience and the link below:

(click here)

Your son / daughter will be given access to a database of Work Experience providers, however family contacts and Google searches for employers yield the majority of placements every year. Employers need to be made aware that the insurance requirement is relatively limited:

The template letter of application found at the link above and on firefly contains a paragraph summary of this information which employers need to be made aware of.  I advise students to use this, word for word.