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Work Experience

Work experience drop in with Miss Bolton - Every Wednesday during Period 5 in the SLC 


We provide our Year 10 students with a great opportunity to undertake work experience.  The work experience programme is an excellent opportunity for your child to experience the challenges of the workplace, learn new skills and build self-confidence.  We often have students who are offered part-time jobs following their work experience. 

Some of the benefits of work experience are that students will: 

  • Develop transferable skills, such as communication and team work,
  • Understanding how organisations and businesses work,
  • Build confidence in interacting with adults,
  • Confirm interest in a career or not (which is equally useful!),
  • Get a head start – if they impress the employer, they could be offered an apprenticeship upon leaving school.

Saint Bede's works in partnership with the Education Business Partnership, who provide the link between employers and the school and undertake health and safety checks on employers’ premises. This requires the documentation detailed below before work experience can be granted.

The forms below must be downloaded and completed and signed by the employer - these should be returned to school by 15th April 2024. A copy of the Employer's Liability Insurance should also be brought into school with the below forms:

Self-Placement Form

Medical Questionnaire


Mock Interview Day – June 21st 2024

To help students to prepare for their work experience placements, we invite experienced staff from local training providers and businesses to interview the students throughout the day in our assembly hall.  The interviews should help to prepare our Year 10 students for any interviews which may be required prior to their work experience placement.  This will also be good practice for interviews in the future for college, apprenticeships, or employment.


For extra information and to help you and your child prepare for work experience, here is:

'A Guide to Work Experience'