Work Experience: Monday 8th July – Friday 12th July 2019
Year 12 students are required to undertake a week long work experience placement. Work experience is a vital part of our Post 16 programme and offers students a chance to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience of a work environment. This experience will form an integral part of their UCAS personal statement or CV for their applications at Post 18 and universities. Employers consider work experience as an essential element of the selection process. Students also receive feedback from the employer and this can be used as a reference to strengthen any applications they may make in the future. We have set aside time in the teaching calendar to facilitate a week of work experience from Monday 8th July to Friday 12th July.
Brookvale Groby Learning Campus is working in partnership with the Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC). LEBC has been organising work placements for students across Leicestershire for more than 20 years and are the leading practitioners in this area.
These are the options available to students for sourcing work experience:
The first option is that the LEBC find the placement for the student. The student fills out a form indicating the areas of employment they would like their placement in, and the LEBC will find them an appropriate placement. They will carry out all the Health & Safety Checks and ensure all insurances are in place for the duration of the placement. The cost of the LEBC placement is £57.
The deadline for the application forms and the deposit payment of £15 is Friday 7th December 2018. The payment needs to be made via ParentPay and the balance will be due by 4th February 2019. Forms need to be completed and handed to tutors. We understand this is a short space of time, but the LEBC need to start processing applications as soon as possible, to try to ensure all students get an appropriate placement.
This entails the student finding their own placement opportunity and the employer filling out a self-placement form. This is then passed onto the LEBC who will ensure all Health & Safety checks are completed and insurances are in place for the duration of the placement. The cost of a self-placement is £50.
It is essential that the student contacts employers when looking for a placement, not the parent, as some employers have said they are unlikely to offer a placement unless the student has the initiative to make the call themselves.
FAMILY PLACEMENT (SELF)
This option requires the student to find their own placement with a family member either in their own business or in their place of work. The parent/carer is responsible for ensuring that the employer has the appropriate risk assessment procedures and employers liability insurance in place, and the parent/carer takes full responsibility for the student during the work placement. There will be a form to fill out and sign from the campus, but there is no charge for this as the responsibility will be fully with the parent/carer. The deadline to complete the form for this option is 12th April 2019.
Should you have any queries regarding the work experience placements please do not hesitate to contact us:
E: Post16@brookvalegroby.com or T: 0116 2879921 ext 266 or 242
For details of this process please refer to the documents below: