For students in Year 10 and Year 12 many will have an idea of what they want their chosen career to be and a work experience placement is an excellent opportunity to gain a first-hand experience in the workplace. The same however can be said of those students who do not know what their chosen path would be and gives them a chance to experience new opportunities and job roles that they may not have thought of.
Work experience helps shape these expectations and perceptions, whilst learning what it is expected of an employee and help them to make decisions about their future including:
It also provides employers with the opportunity to meet their potential future employees and to guide students where needed. Students normally undertake Work Experience for a week during Year 10 or Year 12 and gives them an opportunity to develop their employability skills.
At Babcock we already support schools and colleges and from September 2020 are now delighted to be able to offer a Work Experience Service as well.