Melksham Oak Learning & Education

Work Experience

During Year 10 all students will go on a work experience placement and this is introduced within Term 1 to encourage students to contact local employers for placements. The work placement employer needs to agree to certain conditions so that students can go to work with them, ensuring they have liability insurance.

Additionally, 6th Form are expected to undertake work experience as part of their complementary studies in year 12. Students should arrange these placements independently with support from their tutors and the Careers and Work Experience Coordinator.

Work Placements are run through the GroFar Careers Package in school within 'work placements'. It allows students to access meaningful placements within a comprehensive database to match their interests and needs. Students are able to access the system through desktop and mobile app allowing it to be fully accessible in and outside of school. They will engage in a digital logbook for them to manage their placements, action plans, targets, and log hours and experience at the touch of a button.

Students will complete a series of work readiness assessments throughout their placements and this will include a Start, Midpoint and Endpoint assessment; ensuring students receive quality placements. In addition, students and employers complete feedback forms for evaluation when placements are completed. All Health & Safety and insurance checks are managed through simple online forms, as well as having internal checks by the Work Experience Coordinator. Placement providers can complete assessments online and upload relevant documents also.

Students can 'Manage Work Experience' by following the link below. If they do not have a login, please see the Careers and Work Experience Coordinator in school to set up the weblink for students to access through website :

If you are a business and would like to be involved in our work experience placement database, please get in touch.

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