Updated 15th March 2021

At this moment in time we are hopeful that Year 10 students will still be able to take part in one week of work experience from Monday 21st to Friday 25th June.

Students have been shown a Launch Assembly video during tutor time this morning which has been created by employed.im as an introduction to the Work Experience Programme. Here is the link to the video for your reference - https://youtu.be/3W28HU6CdFo Employed.im have also put together a second video which will take students through the simple step-by-step process of logging on to the database – https://youtu.be/mvTww8U160M (both videos are just over 7 minutes long). Please ensure that your child follows this process as soon as possible.

The database is now available for students to view. It is hoped that more placements will be added over the coming weeks, so there is no need for students to rush just yet to make their shortlists.

As this could be a challenging year for many employers, we do recommend that students try to secure a self-placement, if necessary using contacts of family and friends. Before contacting any potential employer, students must first check the database and, if a placement has already been offered by that employer, they must apply for it through the database.

A Self-Placement Form can be found below –

Self_Placement_form.pdf

Please note the following STRICT deadlines –

Wednesday 28th April – deadline for submitting Database shortlists (extended by 1 week)

Friday 14th May – deadline for Self-Placements

Friday 28th May – deadline for returning signed Agreement Forms

A Work Experience Guide is attached for your reference, however, if you have any queries, please email Mrs Ferns and Miss Riley via qe2enquiries@sch.im or you can also visit www.employed.im/workexperience

Work_Experience_Guide_2021.pdf


What is Work Experience?

You may be based in a shop, office or large organisation, carrying out tasks just like a normal employee. It’s a real chance to learn about a job and what work is all about. All sorts of benefits can be gained from doing a work placement – you find out about your strengths, improve your skills and abilities, explore an area of work you may be considering as future career, gain first-hand experience of what is needed to do well in a job, and build personal confidence for now and the future. Work experience also shows that, whatever the job, we never stop learning!

What if I still have questions, worries or concerns as a student or as a parent?

Miss Riley (Director of Work Based learning) coordinates the Work Placement Scheme at Queen Elizabeth II High School. She is very happy to talk to students or parents about any concerns or questions they may have. Do please call the school on 01624 841000 if you wish to discuss anything with her.

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