Out in the Workplace
Work Experience Programme Launch
On Friday, Year 13s gave our Year 12 cohort the benefit of their workplace experience by helping to launch the BHGS Work Experience and Enrichment programme.
At Bishop’s, we run two comprehensive programmes of work experience in Years 10 and 12. Year 10 is designed to introduce pupils to a workplace and the second programme builds on this initial experience and any part time work thereafter and focuses more on what Year 12 want to do as a career. Both programmes run at the end of the school year.
Our Year 13s came along to the launch to give their top tips on how to find work placements, why they chose them, what skills they got out of them, and whether it has helped them to decide on a future career. Example work placements were across the board: from law firms, to court attendance, from finance to marketing and schools to the NHS and STEM employers through to construction companies. Top tips ranged from getting in early, using your network and using the skills learnt and workplace experience gained on their CV and on the all important UCAS application form!
Even if a student felt they did not enjoy a placement, this was a valuable experience in what not to do. As one student put it: “It’s saved me five years” of doing the wrong course. All Year 12s are tasked with finding a placement by the deadline of 20th February 2023.
Calling all parents and carers – if you can help with a work placement for Year 12 or Year 10 please get in contact with Head of Careers, Mrs Higgins, and let her know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Work Experience runs for Year 10: 10th – 14th July 2023 Work Experience runs for Year 12: 17th – 21st July 2023