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Making the Most of Work Experience

Learning Outcomes


Students will develop an awareness of, and/or skills in:

  • describing & demonstrating the main qualities, attitudes & skills needed to enter & thrive in the working world
  • identifying what they have learned about work from their work experience
  • knowing their rights and responsibilities at work
  • understanding some of the changes happening in the world of work
  • collecting & using relevant information about available opportunities
  • understanding the importance to employers of skills, attitudes and qualifications
  • describing the main hazards associated with particular types of workplace

Description of activity

This programme is delivered over 2 sessions working with local employers

Preparation event

comprises 3 workshops operating on a carousel basis


workshop A: ARC Theatre Company – Health & Safety in the workplace

workshop B: What Makes an Ideal Employee?

workshop C: What If? scenarios


Debrief event


students review and evaluate their work experience placement






Year Group(s)

10, 11

Group size

Full cohort


Main Hall & various rooms

Time duration

Delivered over 2 sessions: Pre & Post Work Experience placement

(4 hours and 2 hours)



All year


Making the Most of your Work Experience meets the following elements of the QCA framework 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7


'Young adults humorous, engaging, challenging, very polite (one thanked me and shook my hand); all employable, all honest in their areas for improvement. The new, updated programme works really well.’

Paul Cinnamon, RBS


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