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 23rd to Friday 27th May (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 place students in jobs 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.
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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.
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.
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.