The Work Experience Team’s role is to develop, promote and deliver Council in-house and external work experience placements.
We work with schools, other education and training providers and external agencies to deliver a programme of work experience and work related learning for students aged 14 to 19. This encourages progression into further learning or employment and complements and supports the Borough’s vocational curriculum.
We work closely with local employers to build and strengthen relationships between the business community and the education sector to encourage close working partnerships. This benefits the borough’s young people by broadening their skills and knowledge of the world of work. These relationships could be in the form of work experience placements or work related learning activities such as:
- employability workshops
- mock interview sessions
- business awareness activities
- specialist sessions for special educational needs and disability (SEND) learners.