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In Year 11 pupils are encouraged to choose a work experience placement which they would be interested in pursuing once they leave school. Work Experience usually takes place in February of Year 11 but confirmation dates are sent out in the Autumn Term.
Pupils may attend a placement of their own arrangement, or one that has been organised by the school's work experience provider. Once an appropriate placement has been found, it must be risk assessed by WorkZone; on behalf of H&F.
The school will then support the pupil to prepare, including attending any required interview/meetings and share relevant paperwork.
Pupils will attend for two weeks. This gives them the opportunity to experience what the world of work is really like. Within reason, pupils are expected to adhere to normal employee expectations throughout their work experience. Pupils are prepared for their work experience through their PSCHE lessons, they will also complete a post work experience programme on their return.
Examples of recent work experience placements include:
- TFL - Hammersmith/Kilburn
- Kite Studios
- London Metropolitan Parks Police Service
- WorkZone Shepherd's Bush
- Shepherd's Bush Families Project
- Shepherd's Bush Library
- Special Eyes Opticians
- Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre
- Hammersmith Library
- K&C Town Hall - Hornton Street
- Fish Bowl Pet Shop
- BBC - Reception
- Keir Building Maintenance
- Various Local Primary Schools and Nursery placements