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Work Experience at KS4

During the summer term of Year 10, students are to conduct a 5-day work experience placement below is the launch presentation and a video outlining key information for parents about the process. 

Work Experience 2022 - 2023

Work experience for this academic year will take place in the summer term Monday 10th July - Friday 14th July. Deadline for placements to be confirmed with all associated documents is Monday 22nd May. Below, please find the launch presentation for students and a handy video guide running through the process for parents. There are also key links to the side regarding the use of UNIFROG

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Students launch presentation

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Am I responsible in getting a placement?

Yes, students are responsible to get a placement before the deadline.

What information do I need from the potential employer?

You need the following information from the employer;

  • The company name.
  • Name of the main contact at the company.
  • The email address of the main contact at the company
  • Company address.
  • Company telephone number.

What happens if I am struggling to find a placement?

Please do speak to your tutor, learning lead or careers lead and they will be able to support you further in the process to find a placement

What happens when an employer agrees to a placement? Who do I give the information to?

You need to input this information onto the Unifrog website via your unique log in. This login students already have through their work on the careers curriculum in the tutor programme. Once you are on your home screen scroll down to the Exploring pathways section and the bottom right-hand tile says 'placements'.

How do I check the progress of my placement?

Just log on and go to the placements tool again and check the progress. Each section goes green when it has been completed and orange when a form has been sent out and UniFrog are waiting for a reply.

What happens if my placement is rejected?

Your placement will only be rejected if after a health and safety visit the health and safety deems the risk is too high for the placement to go ahead. You will then be informed of the school decision and requested to find an alternative placement.

Can I get paid for my placement?

No, your placement is a voluntary placement. You should not get paid over this placement period.

What happens when I have finished my placement?

You will be asked to complete an evaluation form on your employer. This will not be shared with the employer but will be used by the school to evaluate the placement ready for next year. Your employer will also complete an evaluation on you.

Can Unifrog be used for other things as well as placements?

Unifrog is atotal careers package. You can build a personal profile which helps develop a CV, find out about different jobs in the careers library, complete a personality profile, look at work environment profiles and even watch webinars from experts in areas of interest.

Can my part-time job count as a work experience?

Unfortunately not, work experience needs to be a finite experience within the boundaries that we set out.