At Saint Gabriel’s College, we really value preparing students for the world of work. We aim for all students in Year 10 to take part in two weeks of work experience at the end of the summer term. A work experience placement is a temporary role, which allows people who are looking for employment in a specific field to gain practical experience. Work experience placements will give our students an opportunity to explore career opportunities and further embed vital employability skills for future success in the work place. This year, work experience will take place between Monday 3rd July 2023 – Friday 14th July 2023
Saint Gabriel’s College works with Southwark Education Business Alliance (SEBA) and other organisations to provide placements for the students. However, they are not able to do so for the entire year group so we encourage students to find their own placements. Sometimes families are able to find work experience for their children through contacts at work, family and friends. If you are in a position to do this, please complete the below ‘Work experience booking form' noting the details of the placement and a contact that we can be in touch with. The deadline for arranging placements is Thursday 8th June 2023. A template letter for students to be able to contact potential work experience placements can be found below.
All placements will be checked carefully for health and safety and safeguarding regulations by the Southwark Education Business Alliance, who have many years of experience in these matters.
SGC has been working with them on our work experience placements for the past six years
Work experience: Placements
We are aware that it may be more difficult than previous years to secure a Work Experience placement due to health and safety measures. Where placements cannot be secured through work, family or friends, we will aim to place students through our contacts at SEBA, however, there are limited places and these may not be in line with student’s preferred career paths. Students who do not secure a placement by the Thursday 8th June deadline will be required to attend their usual lessons in school.
How do we support our students with their work experience placements?
- All Year 10 students will have received a careers and work experience interview with Ms Martucci (Careers and Transition Officer)
- Students engage with weekly careers advisories that give advice about how to find placements
- Students have the opportunity to take part in employability workshops by external organisations
- Students receive weekly Work Experience Placement Vacancy bulletins
- Students attend work experience preparation visits to employers, if requested by the student or the company
- All students take part in work experience preparation sessions during Study Skills on a Thursday
For any further information about work experience or careers related enquiries, please contact our Careers and Transition Office, Ms Martucci, on 0207 793 3922 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org