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Work Experience

Work Experience at Chapeltown Academy

Work experience has the potential to provide very powerful learning, and we think it is very important to offer high quality experiences to maximise the outcomes for our students.

In year 12 all students will have the opportunity to have a week placement with an employer to show them a possible route their education will open up to them. There will be significant efforts to place students with providers.

Work experience is planned to take place from Monday 17th July Thursday 20th July 2023 (inclusive).

 
Benefits of work experience
  • Discover if employment in that area is for you
  • Learn what roles form part of the job
  • Help refine your future ambitions
  • Develop transferable skills
  • Learn how a workplace operates
  • Make contacts for the future

We aim to help students find job placements that are suitable to their ambitions, skills and subjects studied. Unfortunately, students may not be placed into their dream positions due to availability but should be able to gain relevant experience.

Support from family and friends would be most welcome in preparation for this experience. If you are able to support a student on a placement in a career area that is not suitable for your child, but may be useful for another of our learner, we would greatly appreciate your involvement. Students whose network are helping to facilitate this trading network will receive priority placements in these trades.

 

Information and documents

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Should you require any more information and guidance please get in touch via the emails below.

Employers: wrl@chapeltownacademy.com

Parents/Students: dneal@chapeltownacademy.com

We are grateful for any support that you are able to provide with work experience, if you are able to help provide or source placements for any of our students it would be greatly appreciated.

The Health and Safety executive provide advice for parents here.

Support from family and friends would be most welcome in preparation for this experience. If you are able to support a student on a placement in a career area that is not suitable for your child, but may be useful for another of our learner, we would greatly appreciate your involvement. Students whose network are helping to facilitate this trading network will receive priority placements in these trades.

Documents

Work Experience letter parents 2022_23

WEX CA self placement 2022_23

We are grateful for all the support that you can give. We encourage you to think if you have any professional or personal contacts that you can call  upon ot help us place all of our students. By working as a community we hope to be able to offer all students a suitable placement.

Not all of our young people have the contacts that they could call upon to gain meaningful experience, so if you are able to assist with contacts for multiple placements we shall be more than greatful.

We offer a wide range of subjects at Chapeltown Academy, that we are looking to expand. We currently offer:

A levels: Biology, Business studies, Chemistry, Computer science, Drama and theatre, Economics, English language and Literature, English literature, Geography, German, History, Law, Maths, Further maths, Sociology, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Spanish

Level 3 Extended BTECs: Engineering, Health and social care.

The Health and Safety executive provide advice for employers here.

Advice from ACAS is available here.

Documents

Work Experience letter employers 2022_23

Work Experience employer offer 2022_23

It is important that you make your best effort to find a placement as it shall give you the best development opportunities. Alternative provision shall be put in place for students without a placement which shall help you build your employment skills and also time given to complete exam based materials to support your revision.

The Health and Safety executive provide advice for students here.

Documents

Work Experience letter students 2022_23

WEX CA self placement 2022_23

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