Work experience is a crucial part of the CEIAG programme at Ernulf Academy. In the summer term of year 10, all students will be required to undertake a work experience placement in a work place of their choice. These work experience placements are a great opportunity for students to; work with local employers, gain independence and confidence, meet new people, develop their teamwork and communication skills, and, most importantly, give students a taste of what the world of work is really like. Work experience is designed to assist students in the process of making informed decisions in year 11 about where they wish to continue their post-16 education.
In the lead up to work experience, there are many events that are help to help students prepare for the application process of work experience. These events start with an assembly that introduces students to what work experience is all about and how they begin the process. After this, parent are invited and encourage to attend a work experience evening in which details about how the process works are explained and deadlines for the completion of work experience selections are announced. The date for this evening can be found on the careers calendar.
Students are able to source their own work experience placement of chose from a selections of placements available to them on the work experience database which can be found at https://tep.learnaboutwork.net. Students will be given their usernames and pins to login to the database by their form tutors after the initial introductory assembly. Although there are a range of placement available on the database, we strongly encourage students to seek their own placement to increase the chances of them securing a placement in an industry they have a real interest in.
If you have any queries regarding the work experience process please do not hesitate to get in touch either via email firstname.lastname@example.org or through calling the school reception.