Work experience forms a very important part of the curriculum in Year 10.
Their placements will give students the opportunity to develop a
greater understanding of the world of work, learn new skills and
form a better idea about future career goals.
As such, we ask all parents to support us in encouraging their child to secure a relevant and meaningful placement.
In 2019 students will complete a two week placement from Monday 17th June until Friday 28th June.
Please note that students can either go to one placement for the full fortnight, or they can go to two different placements.
Students can also, if they wish, organise a self-placement for one week and use the database facility for the other week.
All placements are checked and risk assessed for suitability by employed.im who have been allocated this responsibility by the Department of Education and Children.
For more information about employed.im, please see the following link – https://www.employed.im/
Important dates for 2019 –
Wednesday 16th January – Work Experience launched to Year 10 students (Introduction letters handed out during tutor time on Thursday 17th January)
Thursday 17th January – Students able to access Placement Database
Friday 8th March – Deadline for Database selections
Wednesday 24th April – Deadline for Self-Placements
Monday 10th May – Deadline for returning Agreement Forms
The above are STRICT deadlines. Self-Placement or Agreement Forms received after the deadline will not be accepted by the employed.im Work Experience Coordinator unless there are exceptional circumstances.
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?
Mrs A Walker (Director of Studies) co-ordinates 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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