Year 10 and Year 12 Work Experience
We have been very proud of Year 10 and Year 12 this week. They have immersed themselves in a week of work experience and have done themselves proud. It has been particularly pleasing to have lots of feedback from employers saying what responsible, polite and dedicated students we have at Eggbuckland. We know this; however it is good that this excellent reputation spreads far and wide!
As well as students visiting employers, we offered an alternative programme within college for students to partake in virtual work experience opportunities and supporting the PE team with the sporting activities running this week. Virtual experiences provided an opportunity to develop their employability skills as well as research sectors that are of interest to them.
A highlight of the alternative programme within college was a week activity supported by Persimmon Homes. Design & Technology students had the opportunity to plan, design and then make bench seats and planters for an area within college. Students also visited the new Sherford estate, having a tour of the unwrapped house to see how housebuilding happens on site. Students were supported throughout the week by Andy Wallis, Persimmon Apprenticeship manager, 2 current Persimmon Carpentry Apprentices and planning staff from the company.
Persimmon Homes funded the materials for this activity and the college are very grateful for this financial support. The pilot project provided a meaningful work experience for students as well as an insight into the construction industry, a growth sector that has a local skills shortage, and often can be hard for Pre 16 students to gain practical work experience within.
The college would like to thank all the employers that have supported Year 10 & 12 students with work experience placements. These opportunities are invaluable in developing student’s employability skills and creating a workforce of the future.
And to our students - well done to you all, we are very proud of you.