Y10 Work Experience Information

Work experience Monday 10 - Friday 14 July 2023

Work Placement - Health & Safety Forms 

Students, please provide the employers with your full name, tutor group and date of birth.

Form for Students: https://forms.office.com/r/RZG7n1TDV3
For Employers to read: Work Placement Agreement

Full List of Companies to approach for Work Experience Placement

Email template to send to employers- please adjust to suit.

Year 10 Work Experience Powerpoint


Year 10 students have the exciting and beneficial opportunity to complete a week of work experience in the week of Monday 10 to Friday 14 July 2023.

Undertaking a week of work placement can be a very valuable experience for students. It deepens their understanding about what a career in the placement area involves, helps them to understand their own strengths and areas to develop in relation to employability skills and can also give them first-hand experience on which to draw in future applications/interviews. 

We encourage all our students to undertake work experience. Our designated week of work experience comes near the very end of the school year when all students’ exams and controlled assessments for their GCSEs have finished.  There is not time for students to undertake work experience in Year 11 as they go into the final stages of their GCSE courses. During the work experience week (Monday 10 - Friday 14 July 2023) there will be no Year 10 lessons. Those students who have not managed to find a placement, even with our support, will stay in school and carry out silent study.

Past experience has shown that it is best for students to find the placement themselves. We will of course support them throughout the process.  Many very successful placements arise out of personal contacts that students have through their friends or relations. Students have to be able to get themselves to the placement, so it is generally best if it is a local placement, but some students do go further afield where families can make the necessary arrangements. In school tutors will be encouraging their Year 10 students in finding a placement and if more help is needed then appointments can be made with our Careers Advisor or Teacher in charge of Careers Education, Mrs Rogers.

Please note: for a placement to be approved the employer:

  • has policies and procedures in place to protect children from harm and can provide a copy to the school- example Example of a safeguarding policy statement (nspcc.org.uk)
  • has a risk assessment for young people in the workplace if the employer has a workforce over 5 people- risk assessment to be sent to the parent, plus a copy to the school RAS-studentcareers@palladianacademytrust.com- link to advise Young people at work - work experience - HSE
  • agrees to the work experience agreement if the employer has a workforce under 5 people as not required to have a risk assessment- Click here
  • If the work experience placement, due to its nature would be on a 1-2-1 basis, such as trade work, then the employer will need to agree to have an enhanced DBS check against the child barred list which will be offered by the school.

After placements have been found, a health and safety form needs to be filled out and signed by the student, the parent and the employer before any placement can take place. Each placement also has to be assessed to make sure that it complies with safeguarding and health and safety requirements. This is a legal requirement. 

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