During Enrichment Week all Year 10 and Year 12 students will complete a work-based placement.
In 2020 work experience week is Monday 6th July – Friday 10th July 2020.
Work experience is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain an insight into the world of work and learn new skills. This is a chance for students to demonstrate their employability – you can never have too much work experience on your c.v. Simon Perkins our Work Experience Coordinator is here every week to advise you. Get to know him.
Here is a step by step guide to help you through the work experience process http://kinetonhighschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/work-experience-tool-kit-.pdf
To find an employer that is willing and able to offer a work based placement we recommend you ask friends, relatives and any contacts. In order to encourage self responsibility and a new challenge we actively discourage students from going to their previous primary school and working with their parent/carer; however, we do encourage parents/carers to actively support their son/daughter in choosing and succeeding in their work based employment. All students are also supported by their Form Tutors and Mr Perkin* to interview pupils (*Thursdays only). We are fortunate that a number of employers continue to support our work experience programme including Aston Martin, British Motor Museum, Wellesbourne Airfield, Legal and General Insurance, Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust and Guide Dogs charity.
Students must actively approach possible employers about work based placements during the summer before the year of their work experience week in September. It is very important to start looking early and to visit a number of employers.
Year on year, Kineton High School students are able to feel proud of their achievements during their work placements. One year a student completed their work experience at an Architecture firm, the week involved designing a house for a customer based on a real life case study. Another student, on a Marketing work experience placement reviewed the company’s website and presented back how they thought it could be improved.
In a number of cases, work experience has led to students being successful in gaining either an apprenticeship or more permanent position with their chosen employer. Some students are offered part time work.
* All placements have to undergo a health and safety check. School will pay for the cost of the checks for local placements in Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire only. Parents will need to pay for checks for placements further afield which cost more (circa £30-£50) and can take longer to process.
Work Experience Week 2018. Where will you go?
Shakespeare Service Centre in Wellesbourne. Mallory Court Hotel.