At Judgemeadow we believe it is important for pupils to develop an understanding of life beyond education, and of how our core values translate into the work place.
Work experience placements take place for Year 10 pupils in the final week of school before the summer holidays. We work in partnership with the Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC) to support our young people in getting the best opportunity possible to help them learn about an area of work they are interested in.
Our Year 10 students decide what area of industry they are keen to learn more about so that we can help to organise an appropriate placement for them. Whilst LEBC has a vast range of partner organisations with whom we work, we actively encourage our students to find a Self-Placement so as to ensure that they work exactly where they want.
With nearly 250 students in the year group, competition for placements can be fierce so it may take a student a number of requests before they are successful. We encourage students to be resilient during this process and to start approaching potential employers as early as possible.
For those pupils who do not find a Self-Placement, LEBC will do their best to ensure that they are given a place in line with their specified first or second choice area of work. Pupils are required to provide these choices as part of the application process even if they intend to take up a Self-Placement.
It is also vitally important that student preferences regarding employment and travel are realistic as each placement comes at a cost to the college of £52. If a placement is allocated in line with a student’s preferences and is subsequently cancelled or rearranged, this fee will be passed onto the student to reimburse our expense.
For further information please contact our Work Experience Co-ordinator, Ms Sawford.