Students undertaking work placement are put into one of four groups.
Work experience: These students are expected to complete a full week of work placements at a company. Students are responsible for managing their travel, budget, hours and are encouraged to be independent where possible.
Personal and social development: These students will be in small groups and will work through the key interpersonal skills required to become confident and work-ready. They will sample a variety of work place environments, tours, informal interview processes and work towards managing independently to aid their thinking about viable career choices.
Embedded guidance for post 16 and future careers: These students are currently at risk of future educational placements breaking down due to unrealistic expectations from either the students themselves, or due to a lack of vision, strategy and destination. The focus is to review all components for the next steps of their educations and to collaborate together to map out What, how, when, where, why.
Continuation of External placements at Alternative Providers: The following students will continue on their External provision on the chosen pathway to continue to embed the importance of employment but will sample the enterprise activities and part of the PSD group activities. There will also be scope to allow students to think creatively on enterprise opportunities, employment opportunities and to harness the importance of work ethics and resilience and the fruition it brings.