Year 10 Work Experience Information

Work experience is an integral part of Year 10 and provides an opportunity for young people to gain an insight into the ‘world of work' and to help prepare them for the responsibilities and opportunities of adult life.

Placements are defined as experience in which students carry out a range of tasks and duties more or less as would regular employees but with emphasis on the learning aspect of the experience. It is not intended to be training for a student's chosen career.

Students will work normal business hours and could be asked by the employer to visit the placement before starting work.

For the week 4th July to 8th July 2016 students will have the opportunity to take up a work experience placement. Students are requested to keep these dates free of commitments. We suggest that arrangements are made well in advance to change any commitments, such as part time employment, should they clash with work experience hours.

Students are required to find their own placement and have been issued with a booklet to assist with the process. All placements are required to complete a work experience placement form and all placements are checked for their suitability by Via Partnership. Please note that placements need to be within the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre areas. As all placements are health and safety vetted, placements outside of these areas may incur a cost to parents/carers of up to £80 depending on the charge imposed from the out of area office undertaking the checks. Please note that we cannot authorise any placement outside of the UK nor can we authorise any placement that does not hold Employers Liability Insurance, this is the insurance that covers students whilst on work experience.

We ask that you help your son/daughter keep to any deadlines set, failure to adhere to deadlines could result in the placement not being authorised.

Please encourage your son/daughter to read through their booklet and to start looking for a placement as soon as possible.