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Work Experience

Year 10 work experience programme

Under normal circumstances, all Year 10 students will be supported to apply for and undertake a 7-day work experience placement during the summer term.  However, due to restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, this programme is unfortunately cancelled for summer 2021.

Norfolk County Council - work experience COVID 19 factsheet

Resources for traditional work experience placements

Following are some videos and links which may be useful  when you planning a work experience placement:

Explore Work Experience - Youth Employment UK

Choosing and finding your dream work experience placement video

How to find work experience video

How to get the best from your work experience video

Dealing with first day nerves video

Resources for virtual work experience and virtual encounters with employers

As a result of limited options for ‘live’ work experience, there are now an increasing number of opportunities for students to take part in ‘virtual’ work experience encounters, in order to meet the needs of young people in the current climate. 

Video guide  to Virtual Work Experience including workbook and other activities

The New Anglia Enterprise Adviser Network has created a database of these work experience and work encounters, which can be accessed here:

New Anglia Database of Virtual Work Experience and Inspirational Work Encounters

Opportunities are open to students in years 10-13 and many take place in school holidays.  You can apply to take part yourself in any that interest you.

Please note that entries in this database have not been checked or endorsed by the school and it will be the responsibility of parents/students to check that opportunities are suitable and appropriate.

Following are 2 videos from Norfolk County Council to provide guidance about what a virtual work experience placement is and how to find one:

Virtual work experience video 1 of 2 - finding and organising a placement

Virtual work experience video 2 of 2 - how to plan for and get the best from your placement

Attached below are further guidelines about work experience from Norfolk County Council and templates you can use to create a CV or write an application letter.