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Work Experience

In an increasingly competitive job market, qualifications are not enough to secure a job and employers, as well as looking at academic achievements, will want to see the evidence of the development of a range of skills that will be beneficial in the workplace. 

Work Experience become one of the most useful and beneficial ways of gaining useful skills and a valuable insight into the workplace. 

As Work Experience can take many forms, Fern House School offer different experiences for our students: 

  • Termly placement year for Year 10 and Year 11 pupils 
  • 1or 2 weeks placement for Year 10 and Year 11 pupils 
  • Volunteering Week for Year 7 to Year 11 pupils 
  • Mini-jobs and responsibilities at the school for Year 3 to Year 11 pupils 
  • Interviews with employers for Year 10 and 11 pupils 

Work Experience placements assist pupils in their transition from school to work and aim to:

  • Provide pupils with an opportunity to relate school studies in the workplace 
  • Give students an insight into the diversity of employees in the workplace 
  • Prepare pupils for the demands and expectations of the working world 
  • Help pupils make informed career decisions by assessing their aptitudes and interests, and exploring potential careers 
  • Improve pupils’ maturity, confidence and self-reliance 
  • Provide a link between school and local community. 
  • Provide pupils with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes concerning both paid and unpaid work. 

If you are a business and would like to support Fern House School with our careers provision, please get in touch with Raul Casas Oriza –