Year 10 Work Experience Programme 2017

Our in-house Work Experience Programme for 2017 has now been launched at the Year 10 Parent Information Evening. Briefings with our year 10 students will be held in the coming weeks so now is an appropriate time to embark upon securing a 2 week placement of their choice either locally, nationally or internationally for Monday 5th June 2017 – Friday 16th June 2017 (inclusive).

 We believe that work experience is vital for our students in preparing them not only for employment but for life, enabling them to not only experience the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of the world of work but to develop into rounded and confident individuals. We believe we know our students far better than any external work placement provider and so have for the past 6 years organised our placements completely in house so that our students and families can feel reassured that the best possible experience will be accomplished. The positive benefits of this experience are clearly visible on students’ return to school – from a greater focus on learning to achieve their aims, increased maturity to make informed career choices and a better understanding of what the world of work entails. View the You Tube clip below, produced by one of our students, to see how she benefited from her placement.

Until now, the cost of organising placements, completion of essential health and safety checks and arranging paperwork has been covered by the school but unfortunately it is no longer possible to meet this expense from our school budgets and we are now in the position of asking for a contribution to enable work experience to take place. We have 3 options in place to enable you to make an informed decision about the suitability of the type of placement you wish for your daughter / son. Please see the attached Work Experience booklet for full details of options / charges / deadline of dates. 

In securing placements students should maximise the unique opportunities available to them being part of the Anglo European School - tap into links they may have made not only within our local community through active citizenship and fundraising days but also through their increased global awareness and contacts they may have from previous /current exchanges, as well as family and friends. To be able to combine work experience with developing language & cultural skills is a unique opportunity open to them and we will actively encourage and facilitate both international and third sector (eg voluntary/charitable) placements.

Should potential employers wish to interview your daughter/son before the placement this is standard practice and we are happy to accommodate this, ideally outside school hours, but should this prove difficult to arrange, students should collect a “Interview Request Form” from Mrs Ratteray, to be completed & returned for approval before the interview. We would like to suggest the school holidays as a suitable time for interviews so that no academic work would be missed.

We would be very keen to hear from you if you would be able to offer a placement to our students, whatever field of business it is in. The more diversity we can offer our students the more individual needs can be met. Mrs Ratteray will be more than happy to discuss any possibilities with you.

To secure placements two forms need to be completed by the specified deadlines as below. The Medical and Consent form should be completed & returned to us along with the Placement form which has been initially taken to the employer for completion. Additional paperwork is required for Overseas Placements and any student considering this should see Mrs Ratteray in the Enterprise Education Office in C Block (Room C32) to discuss the intended placement and to collect the relevant forms at the earliest opportunity.

We have included the latest health & safety guidelines for work experience for your information.

Should you require any further information / assistance please contact Mrs Ratteray (Enterprise Education Assistant) in confidence, on 01277 351943 or via our dedicated work experience email address – yr10workexp@aesessex.co.uk

Key Dates

2017 Deadline of Dates for completion & return of both forms – Medical and Consent form + Placement form - to Mrs Ratteray (Room C32) and receipt of payment on ParentPay

Charge

Dates

Early charge

Friday, January 6th 2017

 

Standard charge 

 

Friday, February 24th 2017

Overdue charge  

after Friday, February 24th 2017

 

Date of Work Experience 2017

 Monday 5th June 2017 – Friday 16th June 2017 (inclusive)

Students are expected to return to school on Monday 19th June 2017.