“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Work Experience

Work Experience provides an opportunity for students to build on their skill sets; try out a career they may be interested in; secure experience for a competitive university placement or apprenticeship and find future opportunities for employment.

Benefits of Work Experience:

  • There is a strong connection between initial career aspirations aged 16 and later chosen career outcomes.
  • There is significant correlation between career uncertainty or confusion and NEET status at 16 to 18.
  • Work experience often plays an important, at times essential, role in determining admission to university courses.
  • High proportions of both pupils and teaching staff believe that young people return from work experience more motivated to do well at school.
  • An estimated one-quarter of pupils are offered part-time employment following a work experience placement.

How will students find Work Experience placements

The 2022-23 academic year is an exciting time for careers education at Archbishop Holgate’s as we move to a new system for Work Experience placements. We are using a new system called Grofar to support students to arrange their Work Experience placements.

Work Experience Portal

Useful guides

For more information about the Work Experience programme, please see the launch video and presentation below.

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Work Experience Launch Presentation