Rossendale School offers work experience opportunities to pupils in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) as well as in Key Stage 5 (sixth form).
Bespoke work experience placements
All placements are bespoke arrangements which are developed according to the individual’s needs and in consultation with the young person themselves. Our work experience programme is purposely kept flexible so that it can be moulded to fit the student’s requirements. For example, some young people may prefer to complete a short block of work, whereas others are better suited to working one day per week over a longer period of time.
We regularly monitor all work experience placements so that any necessary changes can be made quickly and smoothly and the young person gets the maximum benefit from the experience.
Online assessments for better matched placements
Rossendale School gives a great deal of time and attention to matching students with work experience placements that will meet their interests and are in line with their future career ambitions. We feel this is a crucial step to ensuring successful placements that fully engage our young people.
All pupils considering undertaking a work placement are encouraged to take our careers education and guidance online assessment. This profiles the young person’s interests and possible future career direction so that we can then try to align placement opportunities with these results.
We have had a number of successful placements in the following areas:
- Charity work
- Equine care
- Health and Social Care
- Horticulture (including Local Authority Parks and Gardens Departments)
- Motor Vehicle
- Retail (including Pets at Home and Tesco)