Here are various pages relating to our Work Experience
placement scheme which all Year 10 students take part in for a week each summer.
For 2014, the week runs from Monday 7th July to Friday 11th July.
The following pages are available:
should try to organise their own work experience. Having said this,
the school can assist in searching for placements. Students are welcome
to drop in to the Careers Centre (in the Learning Resource Centre) which
is open every lunch time for support in all careers related matters
including work experience. Obviously it cannot be guaranteed that all
students will be able to get exactly what they want but we will do my
best in the time and using the resources that we have! Please try and be
as realistic and flexible as possible.
Arranging work experience can be difficult as often there
is strong competition for placements from students from Wellsway and other
schools. Often employers respond more positively to students who contact them
directly as opposed to school attempting to reserve places. Act now to avoid
Students should remember the following points in
||The real value
lies in the general experience of working life rather than the specific
||It could help in
career choice but it is unlikely to lead to a job offer.
||An extremely high
standard of behaviour is expected. Reports of misconduct are treated
with great concern.
During the placement, in most respects (except
pay) they will be treated as young workers by employers and the school
cannot exercise its normal supervisory role. Health and Safety
checks/vetting of employers insurance will be coordinated through
school. Please note that all placements must have both
Employers Liability Insurance and Public Liability Insurance; the school
does not organise insurance.
Parents should return their
reply form to the tutor of the Student Support
Centre by 30th September 2011 even if they don't have firm confirmation at this stage. The
information provided will help the Careers Education & Guidance Co-ordinator to
support students and speed up the work experience process. Once a placement has
been found, parents will be issued a consent form and the completed form must be
returned to school by 30th January 2012. This is to ensure that all necessary
health and safety checks can be carried out in time for the placement to start.
Late return of forms might incur a ‘Late Requests’ fee payable by
parents/carers. Please refer to attached work experience process flowchart for
Placements should be within our region, that is, Bath and
North East Somerset, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire or Bristol (ie. what
was formerly the County of Avon). Please do not organize any placements outside
of this region without consulting us first as these placements might incur a
significant Health and Safety charge payable by parents/carers.
This is a superb opportunity for children to gain some
valuable skills and experience in the world of work and we are most grateful for
parental support. The school has been greatly encouraged by the positive
feedback received from employers in recent years. We are fully expecting similar
reports this year.