Work Experience is an ideal opportunity for students to get a taste of the world of work and is offered to all of our Year 10 students at the end of the Summer Term. We actively encourage our students to find their own placements and help, advice and support is provided to assist with this process. Often friends, family, neighbours or employers of parents/carers can be a great source of information. We also maintain a database of employers who have been happy to take on our students in previous years.
All placements are checked for Health and Safety purposes, as well as relevant insurance coverage, by the Shropshire Telford and Wrekin Education Business Links with whom we have worked closely for a number of years. Students will not be allowed to go on a placement until it has been approved. It is therefore essential that they start looking early, especially as some of the most popular ones fill up very quickly. Once a placement has been confirmed with the student, they should return the relevant form to school (which is enclosed in the WEX pack) and we will write to the employer to confirm this. Further advice is given to the students regarding their conduct and Health and Safety prior to the start of the placement and we also encourage them to make a personal visit beforehand to introduce themselves.
Our students normally gain a great deal from their placement and for many, it helps them decide upon a career path. Even if this is not the case, it gives everyone a taste of what the world of work entails. In recent years some of our students have even been offered Saturday jobs, or holiday work by their work experience employer.
Miss Megan Revell and Mrs Liz Gregory can be contacted at school with any queries you may have.
Quotes from our Work Experience Providers
He has had an excellent week and communicated well with staff, patients and clients. He has shown a real willingness to get involved without being asked. His confidence has grown throughout the week and he has made a real contribution!
She was an absolute pleasure to have working with them. She was extremely mature, hardworking and full of questions and suggestions. The whole team were very impressed, and she has a great future ahead of her, whatever she chooses to do.
All tasks set have been completed to a high standard and we hope that she has gained an insight into a policing career. All students from Belvidere have been great ambassadors for their school.
It has been a pleasure to have your student with us. she has worked hard, taken ownership of tasks assigned to her and been cheerful and good natured. A credit to your school.
She was a delight to host. She is very well mannered, bright and intelligent, an absolute credit to Belvidere School and her parents.
He was consistently on time in the morning and happy to be working on tasks set, in what can be a busy agency environment. He is polite and willing to learn. We wish him all the best.
Polite, well mannered individual, shows genuine interest in his chosen placement (engineering), well done.
She has been an exceptional work experience student who has delivered work of equal standard to employers. We cannot praise her highly enough.
He has proved himself to be a hardworking and popular member of the team. He has adapted to all aspects of the job with a positive and easy going attitude.
She has been an absolute superstar! She has been so helpful at the busy end of term. She used her initiative and would be welcome back at any time.
Fantastic student, he should be extremely proud of the way he carried himself.
Wow, what a clever lad! He picked up tasks quickly. Very employable!