Work Experience

Work Experience is a valuable opportunity for Year 12 students to gain some experience of the working world and its disciplines, perhaps even to clarify a career intention and to gain an added incentive for school work, in their most important year.

Universities, colleges and employers are looking at other skills you have outside of school and some may not offer places without a set amount of work experience.

For that reason, we have set a week in the school calendar (18th-22nd July 2022) for Year 12 students to partake in work experience, voluntary work or engage in an opportunity that will enrich their programme of study.

Any opportunity you take part in needs to be linked to your studies, so please consider this when approaching companies to seek a placement.

We recommend that you do not take a holiday during the Enrichment Week, however some flexibility will be considered if required.

All students will need to complete an application form and return to Maggie Burton in the LRC or Ruth Smith in the Support Office that has details of the potential placement.

No late applications for work experience will be processed after the deadline of 7th March 2022.

You will be expected to be in school if you have nothing in place.

For further details please see Maggie Burton in the LRC or email

Case Studies

Guyson International Two of our students attended work experience at Guyson International, which led to an apprenticeship.
Produmax Our student Ellie wrote an account of her work experience at Produmax.

Virtual Experiences


For information on volunteering opportunities, please click the following link here.