2023 WORK EXPERIENCE LAUNCHED TO YEAR 12 STUDENTS
Ms Mannion and Miss Hamer were delighted to launch our 2023 Work Experience Programme to our Year 12 students. Work experience is hugely beneficial to our sixth form students who gain valuable skills from their week at work. We are pleased to share really positive feedback from some of our student placements in 2022. We are so appreciative to the companies and organisations who support our students with work experience. If you would like to offer placement opportunities for 2023 please contact Ruth Hamer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01748 850111.
Cameron Choules, Head of HR at Froneri UK, said: “Lydia was a superstar. She was very engaging, enthusiastic, helpful and asked tons of questions. A really good positive attitude to work and would employ anytime. I have a job for her in my team.”
James Proctor, Managing director at WJPS Software Ltd, said: “It was great having Eve here. We set her on with building a website while she was with us. It was built on our platform (WCS), and she did a great job. She took to it much quicker than some of our customers!! “
Alison Chaney, Senior Business Support Officer at Richmondshire District Council, said: “I just wanted to let you know how fantastic Emma has been. She was a real pleasure to have in the office. All the staff who interacted with her were impressed and she was a great help in our Business Support team today. I have never seen a work experience student get through so much work! We would all like to wish Emma all the very best for the future.”
Hannah Smith, proprietor of Dales Dance, said: “Millie has taught and assisted in ballet, tap, jazz and musical theatre all week and the children have loved having her in their lessons. Thank you Millie for all your hard work, especially for our youngest ballerinas.”
A representative at Brompton-on-Swale Primary School said: “Faith was fab. Pleasant, friendly, great with the children and used her initiative well. All the classes that Faith spent time with thought she was great with the children and she was very professional throughout the week. Faith was a credit to the college.”
Andrew Weighman, Base Leader at Barton Primary School, said: “Henry has been amazing. We’ve loved having him in school and the children were asking ‘Why can’t he come back next week?’ at home time. He’s so calm and patient and has got stuck in. On Wednesday, he was really successful in teaching one of our most challenging pupils to solve multiplication problems. I hope he’s enjoyed the week.”
Josh Davison of Jacobs Engineering said: “Jacob showed great initiative and independent working to research and complete all tasks to a very high degree, incorporating regulations and standards into his work. We were impressed with his enthusiasm and interest in EC&l engineering. On behalf of the EC&l team at Jacobs we wish Jacob all the best in his final year of Sixth Form and the future ahead”
Stephen Birdsall, Drama Teacher at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, said: “Poppy’s time with us has been invaluable and I know myself, Miss Manning (Lead Teacher) and students both present and future have loved having her around. Poppy has been a tremendous support working alongside our GCSE cohort helping them in their written work and responding to a 32-mark exam question on analysing and evaluating live theatre. I know the experience that Poppy has gained over these last two weeks has made her consider teaching alongside her ultimate love and ambition of being a film/theatre director.”
Louise Cheesebrough, MFL teacher, said: “Evie and Izzy have fitted into the Languages team extremely well with their good humour and willingness to get involved in all aspects of their work experience, such as some lesson planning preparation for next year, giving them an insight into the day-to-day running of a Languages department. Thank you very much Evie and Izzy for all your help!”
Jack Moore, PE Teacher, said: “Ellen, Bruno and Amber assisted in PE lessons, helping set equipment up, working with small groups as well as working behind the scenes with tasks such as sorting equipment. They involved themselves in Key Stage 3 and 4 practical and theory lessons where they helped with cricket, rounders, GCSE PE and CTEC Sport Science. They were a great support in these lessons and acted more like Teaching Assistants than work experience students.
“They have been brilliant and have shown great independence when completing a variety of tasks and supported the younger students brilliantly. They have shown themselves to be really positive role models and had an excellent manner with a whole host of groups. These students have demonstrated they will be a real asset in whatever careers they choose.”