Year 10s go out on Work ExperiencePosted on: 18/07/2022
Last week, Year 10 students went out to work during our Work Experience week.
They secured some fantastic placements across a wide range of sectors including healthcare, animal health, education, engineering, scientific research, architecture, finance and information technology.
There was also a Work Experience day at Abingdon Police Station attended by 15 boys who learnt about a variety of sections within the police, from public protection, to roads, custody and the mounted police.
In a year following the pandemic, 90% of our students went out on placements - a huge success!
We have received wonderful feedback from both employers and students. Employers said the students were "reliable, respectful, keen to learn with a great work ethic", "committed and used his initiative to complete the tasks set" and "showed a real can-do attitude and adaptability". At least two of our students were offered a job as a result of their experience. We are incredibly proud of them for their positive approach to work experience.
Students said that they feel more confident and informed about their career choices and that they had the opportunity to use and develop key skills including communication, teamwork, problem solving and leadership. They described their work experience as "practical", "helpful" and "challenging (in a good way)". They clearly had a great time whilst learning lots and improving their employability.
We are extremely grateful to all the employers who have offered them this opportunity, and to the parents who have organised such a variety of interesting placements. We hope you enjoy the photographs.