As part of the Careers Education and Guidance programme at Tupton Hall School, all Year 10 students are expected to take part in a compulsory work experience programme with an employer. The aim is to help you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world of work and all that it entails.
The following letter will help parents and carers understand the Tupton Hall work experience programme and may also suggest ways you can help your child find a placement.
For students there is a step by step booklet (see below) to help you get the most out of your Work Experience, including ideas to help you start planning.
Research before your placement
Students can access the following database to find information on types of careers and employers who have offered work experience in the past:
GO TO: Derbyshire Work Experience Database
Log in using the details given to you by your form tutor or contact Mrs Burton for help.
The database is not the only place you can find employers who are willing to offer work experience. The following websites may be useful for students to research the opportunities available:
Use the log-in details provided to you during Life Learning lessons.
Please note that you can contact and communicate with employers yourself, but to formally agree a work experience placement the following form will need to be completed.
This form is filled out by the employer - confirming the placement and that they have Employers' Liability Insurance. It must also be signed by your parent / carer and must be handed in at school.
Note: Derbyshire County Council needs this information by the above date in order to carry out Health & Safety checks at workplaces where necessary. If the form is not handed in by this date, the checks may not be carried out and your work experience placement may fall through!
The following documents must be given to employers when you visit to discuss / confirm your placement. Please download and print them if necessary.