All Year 10 pupils are expected to complete a work experience placement. This academic year the work experience programme for Year 10 will run from Monday 11th July to Tuesday 19th July 2016 (7 working days) with the Capgemini Work Experience Conference taking place on Wednesday 20th July 2016 at the Academy.
Work experience is a wonderful opportunity for pupils to gain an insight into the world of work and learn new skills. This is a chance for pupils to demonstrate their employability – you can never have too much work experience on your c.v.
The big challenge is finding an employer that is willing and able to offer a work based placement (stringent Health and Safety Regulations apply). In order to encourage self responsibility we actively discourage pupils from relying on working with their parent/carer; however, we do encourage parents/carers to actively support their son/daughter in choosing and succeeding in their work based employment.
All pupils are also supported by their mentors and Mrs Chadwick, the Careers and Work Experience Co-ordinator. We are fortunate that a number of employers continue to support our work experience programme despite the tough economic conditions.
Pupils should already be actively approaching possible employers about work based placements. It is very important to start looking early and to approach a number of employers.
Year on year, Abraham Darby Academy pupils are able to feel proud of their achievements during their work placements. In a number of cases, this has even led to pupils being successful in gaining either an apprenticeship or more permanent position with their chosen employer.
All placements have to undergo a Health and Safety check. The Academy will pay for the cost of the checks for placements through the Education Business Links Department at Telford & Wrekin Council, anyone wishing to travel out of County must have their forms completed and handed in before 1st March 2016.
Please refer to the following links for information or application forms: