Year 10 Work Experience 2018

Deadline to hand in your form is now extended to Friday 12th January 2018.

Information about Work Experience 2018

Year 10 were introduced to Work Experience in an assembly on Thursday 16th November 2017.

The following Work Experience form was distributed to students: Company Proforma 2018.

This form needs to be handed to your work experience placement provider (employer) for them to complete.











Key Dates

Y10 Introductory Assembly 

Thursday 16th November 2017

See information above.

Deadline to return forms 

Thursday 21st December 2017

If there are any genuine problems with you meeting this deadline please see Miss Smith ASAP. 

Work Experience Week

Monday 26th March 2018 -

Thursday 29th March 2018

This is the last week of term before Good Friday and the Easter break. 

CV Writing

KS4 Pupils should produce a CV which they can continue to update throughout their working life.

What is a CV?

Curriculum Vitae (CV) is a Latin phrase that means the course of (your) life.

A CV should be an easy to read summary of your qualifications, skills, experience and achievements. 

Why do you need a CV?

Writing your CV gives you an opportunity to showcase your skills, most employers will request a copy of your CV when you apply for a job. You can send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to demonstrate your interest to the following: 

  • Applying for Work Experience.
  • Applying for voluntary work
  • Applying for a part-time job such as on weekends and holidays.
  • Applying for an apprenticeship.

What should you include in a CV?

  • Contact Details (name, contact address/email address) 
  • A brief personal profile at the beginning which describes you and your personal skills and qualities. 
  • A section that outlines your education and qualifications
  • A section that details any employment or work experience you have had. 
  • A section that describes your skills and achievements. 
  • Any further interests 
  • References (x2)

Top Tips

  • Be positive - This is your chance to shine. 
  • Be honest - Make sure that you can evidence everything your write, remember they could ask you about it at an interview.
  • Be professional - Make sure your email address is appropriate. 
  • Be current - Make sure you update your CV as you gain experience and develop your skills. Don’t forget to check your contact details are up to date.
  • Be presentable - Create in a Word document, check your spelling and grammar. Use a suitable font (size 10,11 or 12). Use a plastic wallet or an envelope to keep the document pristine.
  • Keep it brief (a maximum of two sides of A4) 
  • Have someone check it through with you - show your teacher, careers officer or a parent/carer.

CV and Covering Letter Online Tips and Templates

The following links are a useful tool when writing a CV or a cover letter:

Need help with Work Experience?

Go and speak to the Careers Officer in school or you can use the following e-mail address to contact the Careers Department:

Work Experience Vacancies:

Coast and Country Housing - Work Experience Available!

C&C Housing have some placements available in various departments including: 

  • Trades, 

  • Electrical, 

  • Joinery, 

  • Horticulture, 

  • Painting, 

  • Plumbing and Heating (Gas), 

  • ICT, 

  • Housing, 

  • Marketing, 

  • Finance, 

  • Rental income, 

  • Youth Employment, 

  • Business Intelligence. 

It is not all manual work, they have something for everyone! 

Research the company online ( . 

It is a local company based in Dormanstown. 

They are aiming to accommodate as many students as possible.

If you are interested in a placement here please download this application form and hand it in to Miss Smith in Careers.

Coast & Country Housing Work Experience Application Form

Elring Klinger - Work Experience Available!

Engineering Company Elring Klinger, based at Kirkleatham Business Park, Redcar, who are experts in the design and manufacture of speciality gaskets from both soft and hard materials, the company also produces sealing solutions for engine, transmission and exhaust applications, as well as manufacturing heat shields both for engine bay and under body, have offered us 2 x Year 10 Work Experience placements

If you are interested in applying for a place you must hand in a CV and a covering letter to Miss Smith asap. 

These will be sent to the company and you will then be selected by the HR Team.

More info on the company and on the apprenticeships and careers they offer is on their website here.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council - Work Experience Available!

Redcar and Cleveland Council offer placements in many different departments:

  • RCBC Children’s Centres
  • RCBC Construction
  • RCBC Data
  • RCBC Early Help
  • RCBC Engineering (mostly Highways Engineering)
  • RCBC Finance
  • RCBC Kirkleatham Museum
  • RCBC Legal
  • RCBC Planning
  • RCBC Registry

If there is anything you are interested in that is RCBC run please complete the following form and either hand it in to Miss Smith or send it to: 

Application Form for RCBC Work Experience

Please do not leave it to the last minute.

If you need help ask now!