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At Tanbridge House School we share work experience opportunities we are made aware of, from organisations such as Thales, the NHS and HSBC, with our students. Students can then choose to apply for these directly independently and complete them during school holidays.

From the 31 March 2012 all Government funding for Work Experience was withdrawn with no alternative provision as a replacement for Connexions. The expectation was that individual schools would provide (and fund) a service based on the needs of their students.

Of course, we fully appreciate the need for a comprehensive careers programme. Our aim has always been to provide the highest level of advice and experience for our students regardless of the level of central government support.

Therefore, as well as making students aware of opportunities as they come in, we also have a central point for all virtual work experience opportunities via the Unifrog platform (Unifrog is the online careers and destinations platform, which all students have access to www.unifrog.org)

Below is a slide deck explaining how to search for virtual work experience opportunities in Unifrog. Don’t forget to fill in the ‘recording what you’ve done’ section in Unifrog for any virtual placements you undertake.

We will also post on this page the details of any work experience placements we are made aware of.

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Placements/Upcoming Work Experience

Coast to Capital Careers Hub are delighted to be able to offer Year 10 to Year 12 students an exciting opportunity to participate in our virtual Work Experience programme entitled Building Green Foundations.

Climate change is having a significant impact on our society and also on us as individuals. It is increasingly understood that a shift towards a low-carbon economy is needed, and it is the building and construction sector that plays a central role in this shift. By 2025 the industry will need to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers just to meet demand.  There has never been a more exciting time to work in sustainable construction!

Shining a spotlight on sustainable construction is a priority for our Skills 360 Board at Coast to Capital. Together with industry professionals from Arcadis, Morgan Sindall and Thakeham Homes, Coast to Capital Careers Hub have partnered with Springpod to create an interactive work experience programme with the objective of raising awareness of the exciting roles and career pathways in the construction sector.

The programme consists of approx. 10 hours of flexible learning time. The 8x on-demand modules and 4x employer webinars can be completed in school or at home.  All employer webinars will be live during October half-term.  

At the end of the programme students will recognise the value of sustainable construction as part of the solution to help reduce climate change.  Students will develop transferable problem-solving skills; they’ll be asked to complete short reflective pieces of work at the end of each module to demonstrate their learning.

The deadline to apply is before 18th October.  Students will need to register and apply individually and as there are a limited number of funded places available, we recommend that students register for the programme now using this link. Registration takes 6 minutes.

Upon the completion of the course, students will be issued a digital certificate that can be shared with future employers and universities.