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***Virtual Work Experience 2021*** 

In the current environment it can be difficult to obtain work experience within a workplace. We therefore encourage students to enhance their CV or personal statements by completing relevant virtual work experience. Click here to access the virtual work experience programme. The password needed to access the site is: opt2VWEX 

A parent/teacher guide to using the site can be found here: Parent Teacher Guide

Click here to watch the Virtual Work Experience assembly: Virtual Work Experience Assembly


Work experience forms a vital part of our CEIAG programme of study. The aims of our work experience programme are:

  • To give every pupil first-hand experience of the workplace.
  • To give every pupil multiple opportunities to learn from employers about the skills valued in the workplace.

All Year 10 students will have the opportunity to complete 1 week of work experience at the end of the summer term.

Students are required to find their own placements and are supported with the process by the work experience coordinator, Natalie Jordan:

Further information will be given during the parents information evening in November.

Once a placement has been found the students MUST complete the placement form.

Please find below a timeline showing the key dates and deadlines.

Students across the academy are also encouraged to take up other work experience opportunities. This section will be regularly updated with opportunities offered by local employers.

Work Experience Timeline 2020

Work Experience 2020 Placement Form

Work Experience 2020 Medical Form

Work Experience 2020 Information for Parents