Work Experience Information (Year 10)

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Work Experience (Gatsby Benchmarks 3, 5, 6)

At Granville Academy, we provide our Year 10 students with the opportunity to carry out a week's work experience in the summer term. Following Covid restrictions being lifted, our Year 10 students were able to go out on a placement to a variety of providers/roles a some of which are below: 

Conkers, Assistant Ranger

Primary School Assistant at several primary schools

Events Assistant

Motor Vehicle Mechanic with several local garages

This year, we will introduce students to work experience in November, so they have plenty of time to gain a work experience placement. The date for Year 10 work experience week is week commencing Monday 10th July 2023)   

As a school, we have a high regard for careers development for our students, and see their Year 10 work experience as a vital step in them leaving education and becoming young adults. It offers them the chance to try the career they are interested in, and sometimes it helps students to see whether it really is something they want to do in the future.  Some students make such a great impression that employers offer potential jobs/apprenticeships for when they leave school.

Here are some quotes from our students who went out on work experience in July 2022, so you can see the impact it had on them: 

“It was an amazing experience and I loved every second of it!”

“I  did something different everyday and the children were lovely as well as the teachers being really friendly and helpful”

“There were a variety of different tasks which were engaging and the team I was working with were very polite and approachable. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience.”

And the employers they went on their placements gave positive feedback also: 

“She was absolutely wonderful! She was helpful and kind, communicated well and was willing to have a go at any task offered to her. She not only assisted the technicians and tutors but also had a go at plaster-boarding, internal and external plastering and tiling. I hope she found her week here beneficial and we wish her the best of luck for the future”

“Both students were really enthusiastic and a credit to your school. Should either wish to have a career in childcare I would welcome them as either students on placement or as apprentices”