Patchway Community School

Work Experience

Year 10 Work Experience 5-9th February 2024

Work experience is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about the world of work before leaving school. It also provides an opportunity to develop key employability skills, such as teamwork, communication and problem solving that are highly valued in the workplace. 

We hope that as many Year 10 students as possible will find a work experience placement this academic year. To facilitate this, support with finding and applying for work experience forms a large part of the PSHE and Tutor programme for Term 2. The work experience booklet for students and parents can be found on google classroom and includes information about how to write letters or emails, companies to contact and the timeline and process for applications. 

Please note that although we have some links with local businesses which are detailed in the work experience booklet, the school is unable to source placements for all students. It is the students’ own responsibility to find and apply for their work experience. If you or your company would be able to host a work experience placement, please do get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

Applications will close on 26th January 2024 and students must have uploaded their placements to Unifrog by this date. For more information about using Unifrog, please click HERE

If students are unable to secure a placement, or if they have one at a different time of year, they will be expected to attend school as normal during the week of 5-9 February.

Work experience can be a chance for students to try out a career that they are interested in, but this is not the only benefit. For those who are not yet sure what career path they would like to follow, or for those where it is not possible to gain direct experience, work experience is an opportunity to find out about and develop skills for the world of work in general. Any experience is good experience!

For a presentation based on some students’ experiences from last year, please click HERE