Work Experience Week
When is it?
Monday, 8 July to Friday, 12 July 2023
Overview of Work Experience Week for Students in Years 10 and 12
The Ivybridge Community College Careers Curriculum strives to provide all students with aspirational, achievable and current information, advice, guidance and experiences to allow students to make informed choices about their futures.
The focus of Enrichment Week for students in Years 10 and 12 is helping them to develop an insight into their future careers and learning more about professional working environments. We therefore encourage our students to identify, secure and complete a Work Experience placement.
Work Experience provides Ivybridge Community College students with an insight into the working world, teaches them more about what to expect of life after College, and provides a valuable addition to their CV. For some, it will also provide an exciting opportunity to gain an insight into a specific career in which they are interested. A work placement is an opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work. It is also a valuable opportunity for students to understand the ways in which their classroom education is adaptable and utilised in the workplace.
Students will also get the chance to develop and show evidence of vital skills such as self-confidence, communication, independence and a variety of other skills, depending on what kind of placement they do.
Students Digital Paperwork
Students will be using Unifrog to organise the digital paperwork for their Work Experience. A Parents Guide can be found here and answers to FAQ can be found here. A step-by-step guide can be found below.
College Support Letter
Please find below a letter from Ivybridge Community College, which you may forward to your potential Placement provider in order to support your Work Experience application.
(Please note - some Work Placement providers may require you to complete and submit a copy of their application form in addition to the letter)