Work Experience

One of the challenges of educating students is ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to face the world of work. Acton High School requires its Year 10 students to identify, secure and complete a work experience placement. These placements are undertaken in the Summer Term and last for one week.

For students, work experience provides an insight into the working world, teaches them more about what to expect of life after school and provides a valuable addition to their CV. For some, it will also provide an exciting opportunity to gain an insight into a specific career in which they are interested

For employers, students undertaking placements provide flexible, extra support for their work and help establish relationships with young, local talent. In some cases, placements result in further periods of work experience and employment.

In recent years Acton High students have undertaken placements at organisations across both commercial and not-for profit organisations including Barclays, Brent Magistrates’ Court, British Airways, Ealing Libraries, the Lyric Theatre at Hammersmith, Premier Inn, Superdrug, Tesco, Waterstones and a number of local primary schools.

If you are an employer who is interested in taking a work experience student, please contact Acton High School’s Work-related Learning Officer Ms Stocks.

Work Experience in 2017

In the 2016–17 academic year, Year 10 students will be undertaking their placements in the week of Monday 10th to Friday 14th July 2017. The process of identifying and securing a suitable placement began in September 2016 and a letter to parents, consent form (which must be signed and returned to Ms Stocks) and advice on finding placements are available in the downloads below.


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