Work Experience

“Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.”
Gatsby Benchmark 6

Developing Skills for Life and Work

Year 10 Work Experience

Work Experience helps students to develop key skills which employers say young people need in the workplace. These skills include:

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Social skills
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Working with others

Learning and developing these skills builds confidence so that students can move on to the next challenge in school, university, work and life.

Our current Year 10 students will complete their work experience from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th June 2020.

Feedback from Year 10 Work Experience

‘Based on the outstanding work the student has produced we would like to offer her a job for the summer’
Owen Drew Luxury Candles Ltd

‘The student is very competent and really settled in well. I am so impressed I have told the headteacher how good she has been’
Bidston Avenue Primary School

‘If she was old enough we would offer her a job right now, she is brilliant and completed work in 5 hours which usually takes our staff 3 days!’
N-Compass Advocacy service

‘She has been brilliant, working from 7am – 5pm and we have to make her take breaks!’
Peter Lea Skip Hire

‘All three students fully immersed themselves in the experience and were a credit to the school’.
University of Liverpool

‘The best student we have ever had and there will be opportunities for her to volunteer with us over the summer and we will support her with her career ambitions’.
Sport Development Unit, Conway Centre


Year 12 Volunteer Programme

As part of the Weatherhead Volunteers’ programme we welcome students taking the initiative in other community projects and charity fundraising, and have excellent links with external agencies for volunteer placements and work experience. We also encourage charity work with healthcare agencies, which is especially helpful to those students seeking routes into healthcare professions.

Volunteers placements include Wallasey Squadron RAF Air Cadets, Arrowe Park Hospital, Girls’ Union and local libraries.

Students can also apply for the following:

  • Grant Thornton – Access Accountancy Programme
  • Intromed – for students wishing to pursue a career in the medical profession
  • Liverpool University – Pathways to Law programme
  • Level 2 and Level 3 Child Care students all attend placement at a local nursery or primary school on a weekly basis for the duration of their course

Contact the Future Choices Team

Careers Manager:
Miss L Smith

Work Experience Co-ordinator:
Mrs G Jones


0151 631 4400