Welcome to Work Experience
Work experience will be a fantastic opportunity for you to try out an area of potential interest in terms of your future career. It will help enormously in terms of boosting your university application, or your application for an apprenticeship, giving you valuable experience that you can build on and learn from. It will also give you an excellent insight into the world of work.
So: What next? You can either use the database of employers on the Devonlearnaboutwork.org website, (the instructions are in the booklet) or contact other employers. You will need to be polite and persistent: email the company first, then follow up with a phone call.
Remember: you have 11 weeks to find a placement, as the deadline is Friday, 6 March! This sounds like a long time; however, you will need to prioritise it now. We then need two forms: the Health Declaration form and the Work Experience Agreement form, signed by the employer, yourself and your parents (just getting these signed will take time!)
Mrs Terry in the Sixth Form Pastoral office will be your point of contact for questions and delivering your forms.
Best of luck
Academic Performance Leader Sixth Form