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Work Experience

At St Brendans we recognise the importance of students gaining first hand experience of the workplace through workplace visits, work shadowing or work experience.

We have developed  extensive links with both local and national employers to source work experience placements for students.

All students have the opportunity to  apply for a range of structured work experience programmes with employers to help with their exploration of career opportunities and expand their networks. These include employers such as the NHS, Ministry of Justice, Barclays, GKN, Rolls Royce and Airbus.

Our Career Ready programme allows succesful applicants to take part in a paid summer internship and to work with an employer mentor.

The latest opportunities are sent to all students through our MS Teams pages and  Careers News work experience bulletin.

Virtual Work Experience

Many of our studenst have benefitted from the increase in virtual work expereince opportunities, allowing them to gain insight to professions and organisations which may not be accessible face to face.

We work closely with organisations such as:

Springpod, Uptree and Speakers for Schools to source virtual opportunities for students.

All work experience placements, including virtual opportunities, are checked against our safety and safeguarding protocols.

Access to Level 3  learners

All Access to Level 3 learners complete 1 week of work experience in June as part of their programme. Health and Social Care students complete an extra week in a relevent setting in December.