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From the 31 March 2012 all Government funding for Work Experience was withdrawn with no alternative provision as a replacement for Connexions.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.