Each year at Sir John Hunt all Year 10 students take part in work experience. With the support of local businesses, students gain experience in fields as diverse as engineering, sport and leisure, IT, public services, education, retail and health.
Students have the opportunity to complete their one week’s work experience during enrichment week. This may be in support of a specific option or course or in a field of interest to the student. All places are checked and approved by Devon Education Business Partnership and any necessary Health and Safety training needed is funded for by the school.
Throughout the week each student will be visited by a member of staff to ensure that the placement is running smoothly and that both the employer and the employee are happy. All visits are documented. In addition, the student is provided with a work experience diary in which they can research the company and log all of their activity. After successfully completing their work experience, each student will receive a printed certificate.
"Work experience really helped to boost my confidence and gave me an idea about the career I would like to go in to"
Caitlin- Year 10
" My work experience week was really good and I learnt a lot about the industry that I want a career in. I also discovered that working was very tiring and that employers expect a lot"
" By taking part in work experience I have discovered that truly want to work with children and that this is the career that I want to pursue"
Millie- Year 10