Careers – Year 10

Year 10 - Make it Work

Experiencing the world of work and employers' expectations is vital in moving towards employability. During Year 10 all students take part in a work related learning experience, working with employers from a range of sectors. The focus is very much on developing their employability skills. They are fully prepared for this with a series of preparation sessions during Winston Extra and tutor time. focusing on the Winston Competencies of communication. collaboration, ingenuity, resilience and analysis.

An important part of this process is for students to find their own work experience placement - this gives them valuable insight into the process of contacting employers using speculative letters and telephone calls and by submitting their CVs. Students complete a reflective journal which becomes valuable resource when completing their personal statement in Year 10 or application for apprenticeships/school leaver programmes at the end of Year 11.

Students have the opportunity to attend the careers fair with exhibitors from our local colleges, universities and employers. This gives students an opportunity to discuss future course and career pathways.

Over a series of tutor sessions and during Winston Extra lessons, students continue to work on writing a personal statement. A business led consultation allows students the opportunity, as part of their self-improvement work through Winston Extra, to talk to a representative from business and answer questions about themselves in order to breakdown the intimidating nature of an interview.