Lower Sixth Work Experience

Why undertake work experience?  

Experiences of the working world ensure that students have the opportunity to develop and apply the work ready competencies taught in our school curriculum. This opportunity allows students to gain a better understanding of workplace practices, to gain experience in their potential future career path and to build their professional networks. In addition, work experience adds value to future university, apprenticeship or job applications.  


Monday 11th to Friday 15th July 2022.

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, all placements must be based in the UK.

Students are expected to return to school for the remainder of the term (Monday 18th July - Wednesday 20th July).


All Lower Sixth students are to organise their own placements. When the placement is agreed with the employer, parents are to

The Careers Team shall then call the placement to confirm all details before the placement commences.  

*The voluntary payment due is £25 if the consent and  Employer Placement Introduction Form are completed by Friday 10th June 2022, £35 if completed afterwards. The final date for accepting applications will be Friday 17th June 2022. Please contact the school should you require any assistance with any of the above on [email protected].
The preferred method of payment is Parentpay. If you have forgotten your Parentpay login details please contact the Finance department on [email protected].

Whilst on placement 

Students should complete the work experience placement booklet, to document their learning journey. Their form tutor shall call either the student or employer for a "check in" and confirm that the placement is going well. Your child’s Citizenship teacher shall review the placement booklet upon return to school.  

Further details 

Due to the changes in the world of work we anticipate that some of the placements will be remote (i.e. not in the employer's place of work). It is the students' responsibility to ensure that they have an adequate workload for the week from their line manager to ensure the experience is as worthwhile as possible. 

Please email [email protected] FAO Mr Knights should you have any questions about work experience.  

Consent Form

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