Different types of work experience
There are different types of work experience employers can offer to young people
Block Work Experience
One week placements carried out in Years 10/11 in a variety of sectors. Employer offers of work experience go onto our online booking system (Link2+) where students can select an opportunity of interest and go to work at a business following a successful interview.
Bespoke Work Experience
One week placements usually carried out in Years 12/13 tailored specifically to a student and employer. These are lined up directly with the employer for a student on a certain course or with a particular interest following a successful interview.
Extended Work Experience
These are placements usually for Years 11/12/13 for one or two days per week over an extended period of time (a term/terms or over an academic year) subject to a successful interview These opportunities are specific to a student’s interests and employers are sourced with a particular student in mind knowing their preferences. This gives an employer an additional member of staff one day per week to help out who might work at the company in the future, should a vacancy arise.
Traineeship Work Experience
These placements are for young people aged 16-24 as part of an Employability City and Guilds Programme. Work experience starts at one day per week and builds over an 8-10 week period. These are young people who could then be considered for a potential vacancy therefore saving on recruitment costs.
If you have any queries regarding the above, or would like to support young people with any of these work experience opportunities please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01438 844766