All pupils receive the following work experience opportunities.
Work experience at Chelsea Academy is a unique opportunity for students to experience the world of work. Our bespoke approach to organising placements means that students are able to work in contexts relevant to their preferred future careers. Some recent prestigious placements have included Accenture, Sky Television, the Thames Tideway Tunnel, Imperial College and Aston Martin.
The main purpose of work experience is not only to prepare students for the transition from school to work, but also enable them to gain:
All Year 10 students will undertake a work experience placement for 5 days. This year work experience is from Monday 1st July – Friday 5th July 2019. Please see the Work Experience letter giving more details regarding securing placements and the reply slip.
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Students also benefit from a range of enterprise opportunities including entering the prestigious ‘Grocers Awards’. Volunteering is encouraged, and most students develop their skills through working as a teaching assistant, reading support, or other external placement more suited to their career aims, on Wednesday afternoons. In addition, students are given leave to attend Industry Insight days at a range of employers including Twitter and Google.
Students in Years 10-13 are free to organise their own ongoing work experience placements which may take place during enrichment on Friday afternoons. Typically, these are arranged by students who have a particular passion for a profession or skill.
For example, there are currently students undertaking placements in garages, learning from experienced mechanics, while another student is helping to arrange events for the St.Lucia Tourist Board.
Additionally, Years 12 & 13 may opt to undertake work experience placements on Wednesday afternoons.