The BEP Group are our work experience providers who visit and assess every employer to ensure that every placement is a safe environment for our pupils.
What is Work Experience?
An unpaid opportunity to experience working life whilst they are still at school.
A chance to develop and practise new skills and become more confident in applying abilities.
Can be non – vocational: it’s an experience of work!
Securing Your Own Placement
Think carefully about what you would like to do for work experience – it could be an opportunity to “try out” a possible career choice or to secure a future weekend/holiday job.
You may be required to have an “interview” with your potential employer.
Placements can be anywhere in the UK, but preferably either local or in London.
The employer must have Employer Liability Insurance (ELI) to be considered
A Health & Safety check will be carried out by an approved Health and Safety Officer.
All forms must be fully completed and signed by the employer and your parent, guardian or carer.
USEFUL POINTS TO CONSIDER
You can only have 1 placement
The school cannot provide transport expenses
Working hours: you will be expected to work a normal working day, not just school hours, as instructed by the employer. You may have to work on a Saturday, with a day off in the week, or work a shift pattern. You can only work a maximum of 37 hours per week.
Once you have submitted your own placement form you CANNOT CHANGE YOUR MIND - so please choose wisely.
“Own placement” forms are to be handed in to Mrs Steadman, in the Main Office, by 31st October 2022 please.
Your tutor has been given a list of employers from 2020 to give you some ideas.
Please see Mrs Steadman, in the Main Office, if you need any help or advice.
Work Experience 2023 Introduction letter to parents