Students prepare for work experience

A gaming company, offices, hospitals and schools are just some of the places students will be visiting for work experience.

Year 10 students have spent a year researching and looking for placements and on June 25 they will be walking into the world of work.

It is hoped the week long experience will give them a taste of what life is like after education.

Nicki Grenfell, Pool Academy’s Career Advisor, said students will be taking up roles at RNAS Culdrose, Treliske Hospital, East Pool Mine, Tesco, Heartlands, local schools, nurseries and other places. One student will be travelling as far as Cheshire to work with a gaming company.

Mrs Grenfell said: “The students have been looking around and researching for the last year. I spoke to them in Year 9 and asked them to start looking for places during their summer holidays.

“I am really impressed to hear where some of the students have found work placements.

“They are looking forward to it. It is a great opportunity for them to see how the world of work really is. A lot of their working hours will differ to school hours. Some will be longer and some will be shorter so they can really see what work is like out there.”

During the week Mrs Grenfell will visit the students at their placements to find out how they are getting on. She will also be speaking to Year 9s about starting their research.

She said: “There are so many people looking for placements and school hospital and other places can go quickly so we have to get in there really early.”

Anyone with any questions about work experience should speak to Mrs Grenfell.