Can you offer work experience to a Bolingbroke student this September?
Current year 13 pupil Harry Siddle pictured with Liverpool players Adam Lallana and Loris Karius during his work experience at LFC TV
From writing stories for Liverpool Football Club TV’s website to helping to audit the books at management consultancy giant KPMG, Bolingbroke’s students have enjoyed some fantastic work experience placements over the past few years.
Each year our year 11 pupils are expected to undergo a week’s work experience at the beginning of the autumn term to give them an invaluable taste of the reality of the world of work. It’s also a really useful way of helping them to choose what future career they would like to pursue – and of course, a way of ruling out what doesn’t suit them!
While most of our students have already managed to secure places, we know that some are still struggling to find suitable arrangements.
Harry Siddle seen here during his work experience with LFC TV outside Liverpool's Academy
Therefore, if any parents were able to offer placements in their workplace that would be enormously helpful. And this is not only applicable to parents of students currently in year 10, but across all year groups, as every child will ultimately benefit if the school is able to offer a wide and diverse range of roles to pupils.
Penny Chalkey who works at Open Air Fit, a local health and fitness business, is one Bolingbroke parent who was able to offer positions to two students last year. Joel Rooney who is considering studying sports science at university, along with Emile Loudon, both took up the places.
“As we’re a small business, we got them involved in everything from shadowing Mel [the owner] whilst he was personal training on a one to one basis, our adult group sessions, coming to help at our after school sports clubs, toddlers sessions and learning how to plan sessions with Harry our sports development manager,” she said.
“At the end of the week they had planned their own sessions and were putting them to the test with various clients. They also spent time learning how we market ourselves and all the administration that goes into running a business too. They became a part of the team for the week.”
So if you could offer a Bolingbroke student a week of work experience this September, please get in touch with Karen Robinson on firstname.lastname@example.org . We look forward to hearing from you!
And for those students who have yet to organize a place and are not sure where to turn, please come and speak to Ms Robinson who will be more than happy to assist.