Work Experience

Work Experience is a valuable opportunity for 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 weeks in the school calendar for Year 10 students (13th-17th May 2024) and Year 12 students (15th-19 July 2024) to partake in work experience, voluntary work or engage in an opportunity that will enrich their programme of study.

Any work experience opportunity should, where possible be linked to student studies, so please consider this when approaching companies to seek a placement.

All students are supported when searching, applying, during and after their placement by form tutors, heads of year and the careers team.

All students will need to complete an application form and return to Maggie Burton in the Careers Hub that has details of the potential placement so that all necessary safeguarding checks can be made.

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

For further details please see Maggie Burton in the Careers Hub or email

Case Studies

Read case studies from employers and students about their work experience!

Leeds Heritage Theatres

A group of our Year 10 students undertook their work experience at Leeds Grand Theatre. Read about their week and the impact report here.

Bradford Combined Court - Spruce Programme

A group of our Year 12 students, who are keen to follow a career in law, spent three days at Bradford Combined Court to partake in the Spruce Programme. Find out more information here.

Fives Landis

Two of our students undertook work experience at Fives Landis.

Guyson International

Two of our students attended work experience at Guyson International, which led to an apprenticeship.


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.