Year 12 Work Experience
Best of luck to all of those intrepid sixth formers who go out on work experience this week. Congratulations to them, too, for securing a placement. Finding work experience is never easy and sometimes students have to endure many failed applications until they actually get a placement. However, the process itself is an invaluable lesson for future job-hunting and further work experience applications. We know many will be nervous as they introduce themselves in a strange new environment, but we know from decades of glowing feedback from employers just how well Colyton sixth formers adapt and excel, thereby paving the way for future applicants at the same businesses.
Thank you to Mrs Nelhams who, amongst her many other duties, ensures that all placements are vetted and that paperwork is all in order. This process in itself requires a lot of work, often invisible to the rest of us, behind the scenes. Without her efforts we would not be able to send students on placements. Indeed, many other sixth forms no longer run work experience because of the administrative burden. We do believe that our students benefit though, especially at this stage in their lives as they are making decisions about their future pathways.
Our thanks also go out to parents who have offered work experience placements to students in their own work places.
French Work Experience
Bon voyages to all of our year 12 linguists who will be venturing overseas to France to take up work experience placements in Quimper, Brittany. No doubt they will be apprehensive about what lies ahead – but they are sure to have a really valuable experience and our thanks to Mr Banks and to Mrs Mulley in giving up their time to go with them, and provide them with this remarkable opportunity.