Work Experience

Wyke Sixth Form college believe in offering work experience placements to students to help them overcome barriers to entering work, either through enhancing their CV, or more importantly gaining confident and really believing that they are adding a contribution to an organisation.

We have a dedicated Work Experience and Careers Coordinator that is here to give advice and guidance in getting the right placement for the students.  They will help identify which are the student would like to work in and give ideas and suggestions on how to find work experience.

We also have a group of employers that support our students’ year after year and help with other opportunities as well as work experience such as mock interviews.  Employers are always looking to recruit staff with work experience and out programme helps students to do this.

We also help with work experience when it is an essential requirement for a university course.

Elisha Froggett, one of our students, recently completed work experience and she said:

“I had a really amazing time on my placement. I found it to be a really hands-on experience, I wasn’t expecting to be allowed to do so much. I got a really good insight into the world of work and chemical engineering and it’s helped me decide that a career in chemical engineering is what I’d like to pursue”.

For further information, please contact Vicky Riseham on tel: 01482 346347 ext 522 or